Mechanical Technology: CAD Design - A.A.S. (GST BOCES graduates may qualify for credit for past learning experience)

Associate Dean, STEM Division

Department Chair

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Career Program

Every new product, machine, vehicle, or device we enjoy today represents the work of creative mechanical designers. Those who derive satisfaction from the challenge of solving mechanical problems, making things work, and using computer technology to create new things, may have a future in this exciting field. This program represents a blend of applied design theory with the most recent innovations in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Rapid Prototyping, Computer Numerical Control and traditional industrial practices.

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Initial courses focus on topics common to all technical fields, including mathematics, engineering graphics, machine tools, and basic electricity. Subsequent courses become more specialized as students apply computer technology to problems related to machine design and automation.

Graduates are prepared to use a CAD system for design, manufacture, and analysis; select materials, and design mechanical components and systems; perform technician assignments involving measurements, test equipment, data recording and analysis; communicate and understand technical terminology; use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software; and recognize and use project management techniques.

Should students decide to continue their education at the four-year college level, courses taken at Corning transfer to upper-division colleges granting Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Technology, Manufacturing Technology, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

For program assistance, see your advisor.

High school or equivalent preparation required: Two years of mathematics including algebra and either geometry or intermediate algebra. Students who don’t have this preparation will be able to get it here, but it may take longer to complete the program.