The CAD program at Pennsylvania Institute of Technology emphasizes architectural, civil and mechanical design. CAD specialists also prepare detailed drawings of buildings and other structures. Graduates may specialize in a type of structure, such as commercial or residential, or a type of material, such as timber or reinforced concrete. Graduates interested in mechanical design prepare detailed diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices. Graduates also prepare and provide instructions regarding the fabrication, assembly, and use of mechanical equipment, parts, and devices.View Curriculum Summary
CAD graduates should be able to:
- Create two and three-dimensional drawings and design models.
- Establish a methodology for solving a design/drafting problem by using freehand sketching.
- Develop detailed and working drawings using the principles of geometric construction and descriptive geometry.
- Develop layouts and technical designs for the architectural and machining industries by integrating the use of multi-views, assembly, and solid modeling drawings.
- Create drawings for the architectural and mechanical industries using advanced parametric software.
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize a geometric form by a photo rendering to present and describe a design.
- Convey technical information effectively in graphic form.