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Mechanical Design/CAD

Mechanical Design/CAD Certificate
30 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0272

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours

CAD 116 Basic AutoCAD


CAD 117 Intermediate AutoCAD


CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems


ENG 120 Engineering Graphics


MEC 105 Processes and Materials


MEC 220 Elements of Machine Design


MEC 230 Statics and Strength of Materials


Additional CAD, FME, MEC, or MFG courses; contact



Advising Services for a list of acceptable courses

Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:


Alumni Profile

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.



September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 25
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 25.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

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