Clifton Campus Updates: Learn More

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.

Program Code



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 2020-2021 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   2 2 3
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:   11 15 17


Mathematics Elective  
MAT 121 Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics 3
MAT 125 Algebra and Trigonometry 4

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
Binary Data