Mechanical Engineering Technology - Computer Aided Design Certificate (METCAD)


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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Employment Options

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 Starting Salary Projections

$32,000 average annual salary

Employment Outlook

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

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • The certificate does not include cooperative education


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Mechanical Engineering Technology - Computer Aided Design Certificate (METCAD)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
MET 100Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology 122
MET 131MET Computer Aided Drafting 1 233
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective  223
Semester 2  
MET 111Manufacturing Processes 1 233
MET 132MET Computer Aided Drafting 2 233
MET 140Engineering Materials 223
Total Credits:  111517


Mathematics Elective
MAT 121Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics3
MAT 125Algebra and Trigonometry4

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Michael (Mike) DeVore, PhD, PE
(513) 569-1746
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