Computer Aided Design
Why study Computer Aided Design?
Computer aided design (CAD) is the technology used to prepare technical drawings and plans for manufacturing products such as toys, toasters, industrial machinery and aerospace components. CAD drawings provide visual guidelines, show technical details of products, specify dimensions and tolerances, and identify materials and manufacturing processes used to produce such products. CAD systems create and store drawings electronically that can then be viewed, printed, or programmed directly into automated manufacturing systems. People who produce technical drawings with CAD require the knowledge of engineering drawings in addition to computer and CAD skills.
The UC Clermont CAD certificate program is designed to provide students with prerequisite knowledge required for entering a career that utilizes Computer Aided Design. Topics covered in this certificate program include drafting principles, 3D modeling, assemblies, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), as well as prototyping and 3D printing.
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
As a first-year student, you will complete an English assessment and a mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These assessments do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete these assessments before you register for English or mathematics courses.
As a transfer or transition student, an Academic Advisor will determine if any English or mathematics assessment is necessary due to previous standardized tests (ACT/SAT) or coursework.
Mechanical ability and visual aptitude are important for anyone in CAD. You should be capable of performing detailed work accurately in a timely manner. Good interpersonal skills are also important because you will work closely with engineers, surveyors, architects, and other professionals. Artistic ability is helpful in some specialized fields, as is knowledge of manufacturing and construction methods.
The UC Clermont CAD program is designed to open doors for you to a drafting career in general manufacturing, architecture, electronics and computers, as well as in more technical areas such as aerospace engineering and machine tool design.
The following information is provided per U.S. Department of Education regulations: The Department of Labor's standard occupational classification (SOC) code for this occupation is 17-3013. The informational profile for this occupation is online at O*NET OnLine.
For more information regarding completion time, costs, graduation rates, median loan debt and other details, please visit the UC Clermont Academics webpage and select "Gainful Employment Disclosure Form" under "General Academic Information."
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UC Clermont students have access to free tutoring and academic support services through Learning Commons. The Learning Commons provides centralized academic support for all University of Cincinnati students by bringing together faculty, best-practices in teaching and learning, and hundreds of outstanding peer educators to create flexible academic success programming. Free services available to UC Clermont students include academic coaching, group review session, success skills workshops, and tutoring in writing, math, science and more. Services are available on-campus or virtually. Visit the Learning Commons webpage for more information or schedule an appointment online.
Academic Coaching – Academic coaches help students get organized and learn to be efficient and effective with their study time during one-on-one sessions. Academic Coaches work with students on new strategies or exercises to try before the next meeting and later meetings allow tailoring new approaches to develop the best study and test taking habits for unique goals and strengths. Schedule one-hour sessions as often as once per week.
Academic Writing Center (AWC) – The Academic Writing Center (AWC) offers tutoring for all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to incorporating research. The AWC is not course-specific and can help with discipline-specific documents, as well as non-course-based writing. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a trained writing tutor or submit a paper online for feedback within 48 hours.
Group Review Sessions (GRS) – Group Review Sessions (GRS) are small study groups, led by a peer leader, that meet to review content that is covered in course-supported lectures each week. Find the list of supported courses on the Learning Commons website.
Math & Science Support Center (MASS) – The MASS Center offers virtual study tables for many undergraduate mathematics and science courses. Study tables provide a collaborative learning space so that students can learn from their peers who have excelled (the table leader) as well as their fellow class members attending the study table. No appointment is necessary for these scheduled group study sessions. You can view the up-to-date study table schedule on the Learning Commons website.
Peer Tutoring – Peer tutoring sessions are one-on-one with a subject-specific tutor to answer questions and help you master content in more than 200 undergraduate courses, including subjects such as math, science, languages and business. Schedule appointments up to 7 days in advance for one-hour, 90-minute or two-hour session. If you notice your desired course is not offered, please let us know.
Preparatory Composition – Students enrolled in UC Clermont Preparatory English (ENGL0099) courses have dedicated support from professional tutors. Information about these services and how to connect with the tutor is included in the course syllabus.
Success Skills Workshops – Success Skills Workshops are free one-hour sessions that focus on skills students need to be successful in college (study skills, note-taking, motivation, etc.). While there is no shortcut to success, the goal of the workshops is to empower students to identify and apply academic habits and soft skills through a deeper understanding and purpose of them. When students RSVP for a workshop, they will be able to register for the upcoming workshops one at a time and up to nine days prior to the workshop date.
Canvas Navigator Workshop – Designed to help students who are new to college and need help navigating their coursework online. The workshop shows students how to access their course materials, publisher homework, quizzes, textbooks, academic services like tutoring, and more. Students who attend this workshop can expect to gain clarity on what they need to do on a weekly basis to stay on track with their course work throughout the semester, which helps students stay motivated leading to greater confidence and success in their courses.
Math Placement Test Workshop – Offered to prospective and current UC students who want to brush up on their math skills before taking the Math Placement Test. The free synchronous online workshop is led by a UC Clermont professional tutor. The three-week workshop series is offered monthly except in January. It is recommended that students sign up for all three weeks to get the maximum benefit from these workshops.
Math for Science Students Workshop – Designed for students enrolled in entry-level biology and chemistry courses, these workshops cover foundational math concepts that students need to success in their science courses. The synchronous online workshops are led by a UC Clermont tutor. The workshop repeats each week starting the week before classes begin and continuing through week 3 of the semester.
In order to graduate from UC Clermont, a student must:
- Complete all required course work and program requirements.
- Obtain at least a 2.0 university grade point average.
- Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
- File formal application for the degree by the posted semester of graduation deadline.
We accept transfer applications all year long, and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the appropriate assessments prior to enrolling.
Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details or email with questions.
Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.
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