Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Hansen Building, Room 901



Program Chair, Applied and Environmental Technologies:

John Mangin, 970.339.6413

Faculty / Advisor:

John Lenz, 970.339.6626

Degrees/Certificates Offered:

Engineering Technology CAD (A.A.S. Degree)

Additive Manufacturing (Certificate)

Advanced CAD (Certificate)

Basic CAD (Certificate)

CAD / CNC (Certificate)

Civil CAD (Certificate)

GIS CAD (Certificate)

GIS (Certificate)

Introduction to CAD (Certificate)

Mechanical CAD (Certificate)

Residential / Commercial Architectural CAD (Certificate)


Program Description: The A.A.S. degree in Engineering Technology: Computer Aided Drafting Option consists of specific CAD, other engineering courses and general education requirements. The student may elect to complete one or more of the certificates, or the entire A.A.S. degree program of study.

Potential Opportunities: The certificate and degree programs are designed to prepare students for a wide range of technical occupations that utilize computer aided drafting. The entry level occupations within these fields may include drafting/design, CAD, and other para-engineering skills. The student will develop technical work skills, an understanding of applied mathematics and physics, and will learn to use technology to solve typical engineering-related problems. These A.A.S. degree graduates are both prepared for the workplace, and prepared to articulate on to selected university programs.

Program Requirements: Some Engineering Technology courses (CAD subject) and electives have specific prerequisites that must be met prior to class admittance. See course descriptions  for individual requirements.

Essential Skills: Most courses within the Engineering Technology program requires some degree of manual dexterity, good eyesight, and the ability to perform manual operations such as light lifting and operating test equipment. Specific courses may be suitable for the physically impaired student - contact a program advisor if you have specific questions or needs.

CAD Advisory Committee

Tom Cope, Rocky Mountain Group

Lora Lawrence, Weld Employment Services

David Martinez, Kodak Engineering, retired

Lori McMurren, Alpha Design Group, LLC

Toni Sprenger, Advisory Chair, Harsh International, Inc.


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