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Computer Aided Design Program

The design of each element should be thought out in order to be easy to make and easy to repair. - Leo Fender, Inventor Behind the Fender Telecaster and Fender Stratocaster Guitars

What is Computer Aided Design (CAD)?

Computer Aided Design (CAD) renders 2D and 3D drawings and is the industry standard in the drafting and modeling of engineering and architectural designs. Used in conjunction with other technology, including Computer Aided Engineering, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC), CAD allows for lower product development costs and shorter design cycles and is the starting point for most every consumer good we use today.

Computer Aided Design Courses at Macomb Community College

Macomb’s CAD Courses, part of Macomb’s Product Development Program, are for those already employed in the field who need a refresher on the latest software as well as those new to CAD who are preparing for their first job.

Macomb’s CAD Courses:

  • Design Principles
  • CATIA V5 for Designers
  • NX for Designers
  • Introduction to SolidWorks & 3D Parametric Solid Modeling
  • SolidWorks: Components & Assemblies
  • AutoCAD: Detailing & Assemblies
  • Overview of Pro/Engineer
  • NX Fundamentals
  • CATIA Essentials
  • NX Advanced
  • CATIA Advanced

Career Opportunities in Computer Aided Design

With a Certificate in Product Development – Computer Aided Design, you will be qualified for positions that include product designer and industrial designer.

Transfer Pathways to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

The credits earned in Macomb’s Computer Aided Design Courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Computer Aided Design Courses?

For more information on the Computer Aided Design Courses offered at Macomb, contact the Department of Engineering and Advanced Technology at 586.445.7435.

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