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Computer Aided Design Certificate (CAI)
Program Course Descriptions


CAD101 Principles of Computer-Aided Design 1
Pre: Communications & Mathematics Proficiencies
Presents an introduction to computer aided drafting and design systems and their applications. Topics include point, line, arc and circle generation using a variety of techniques for positioning, moving and copying geometry. Commands are presented for the manipulation of the display and its contents to prepare multiple view part drawings complete with dimensions, annotations and borders. Laboratory work includes the use of a microcomputer workstation. AutoCAD software is used throughout the course.
CMP101 Composition 1
Pre: Placement exam score
Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives.
CPS100 Information Technology and Its Applications
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
This course provides an introduction to the technical and social aspect of IT. Topics include computer hardware, software, telecommunications concepts, Web applications, Internet services, ethical issues, data security, and privacy. IT applications in areas such as business, education, and the arts will be examined. Course projects using operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software will be integrated throughout the course. CPS100 may be fulfilled by a challenge exam and successfully completing a 3-credit liberal arts course. Credits are not awarded for passing the challeng exam. (3 lecture hours per week). Fulfills open and liberal arts elective.
MAT151-XXX Math Elective at MAT151 level or above
Pre: MAT092 or 094 or 131 or 135 w/C or better,or place exam score
First of a two-course sequence which prepares students for the study of Calculus. A study of advanced topics in algebra including: equations, inequalities, circles, functions, properties of functions, zeros of polynomial functions and complex numbers, graphs of functions including polynomial and rational functions. Conic sections and advanced topics in systems of equations will be included as time permits. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and mathematics electives. (Formerly titled College Algebra 1)
CAD102 Principles of Computer-Aided Design 2
Pre: CAD 101
This course will expand upon the topics presented in CAD101. Symbols, diagrams, parts, assemblies, and standards are discussed. Working, assembly and/or pictorial drawings of objects are drawn with sections, revolutions, and breaks as required. Three dimensional models are drawn using solids and wireframe techniques. Models are rendered, complete with lighting and scenes. Models are prepared for export to CAD-related software products. The AutoCAD software is used throughout the course.
CMP150 Composition 2:Technical Writing
Pre: CMP101 or CMP101H with a 'C' or permission of instructor
An intermediate to advanced technical and researched writing course focusing on the types of writing frequently done in industry, science, and government, which stresses clear, concise wording and logical organization. Students write mechanical descriptions, letters, abstracts, reports, proposals, and instructions. Class time is divided between lecture/discussion on the writing process and writing workshop activities.
MAT152-XXX Mathematics Elective at MAT152 level or above
North Shore Community College reserves the right to make changes in courses, program requirements, policies, and regulations as circumstances dictate. There is no guarantee that any listed course will be offered in any given semester.
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