Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Computer-Aided Design Studio

 Title Abbreviation:   CAD/STUDIO

 Department:    TECD

 Course #:    220

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    151302

 EPC:    602

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Studio seminar utilizing skills gained in the TECD series. Apply CAD modeling and documentation skills to the design, development and presentation of products. Topics include functionality, material and manufacturing limitations, revisions and production concerns. Culminates with prototype product being developed for chosen trade specialty.


Prerequisite: TECD 107.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the product development process.
  2. Choose appropriate CAD tool for developing products.
  3. Interact with a manufacturing team.
  4. Document the revision process.
  5. Present design ideas in a production environment.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Product development tools.
  2. CAD for CNC and CAM.
  3. Building a development team.
  4. Revisions.
  5. Presentation tips and tricks.