The Mechanical Engineer Technology – Computer Aided Design Certificate assists professionals who want to upgrade their skills, and also prepares new students for entry-level jobs in the field of computer aided design (CAD). While completing the certificate, students gain proficiency with the most popular CAD software packages used in industry, including AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks and NX.


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Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Use the latest computer modeling software to design products in industries including automotive, aviation, material handling, and consumer products

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • CAD Designer
  • CAD Specialist
  • CAD Technician
  • CAD Drafter
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Drafting Technician

Graduate Employment Outlook

Ohio is one of the largest employers of CAD drafters and CAD designers in the U.S.

$32,000 average annual salary

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • The certificate does not include cooperative education


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Effective 2023-2024 academic year

Mechanical Engineering Technology – Computer Aided Design Certificate (METCAD)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
MET 100 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology 1 2 2
MET 131 MET Computer Aided Drafting 1 2 3 3
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective 3 2 4
Semester 2
MET 111 Manufacturing Processes 1 2 3 3
MET 132 MET Computer Aided Drafting 2 2 3 3
MET 140 Engineering Materials 2 2 3
Total Credits: 12 15 18


Mathematics Elective
MAT 124 Applied Algebra and Geometry 4
MAT 125 Algebra and Trigonometry 4

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