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The Mechanical Drafting Technology curriculum from Wake Technical Community College intends to prepare technicians to produce drawings of mechanical parts, components of mechanical systems, and mechanisms. CAD and the importance of technically correct drawings and designs based on current standards are emphasized. Course work includes mechanical drafting, CAD, and proper drawing documentation. Concepts such as machine shop processes, basic materials, and physical sciences as they relate to the design process are also included. The use of proper dimensioning and tolerance techniques is stressed.
This program will introduce students to basic engineering graphics technology principles through development of basic entry-level drafting skills. Students may also develop skills in sketching, reading drafting scales, interpreting line types, lettering techniques, geometric construction, orthographic projection, and drawing reproduction. The program will provide the students an overview of the different methods, tools and machines that are used to manufacture industrial and consumer product, as well as investigate the physical and mechanical properties of engineering materials used within industry.
Graduates should qualify for employment in mechanical areas such as manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries. Graduates should be able to effectively contribute to the product development and manufacturing processes within a variety of organizational settings. They should also demonstrate an ability to balance technical and logical thinking with creative thinking to successfully master the product development process, and effectively use relevant software and hardware to research and design product development solutions.
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