Computer Aided Drafting Certificate [30-36 credit]

Code: CERT.CAD

The Certificate in Computer Aided Drafting is designed to produce qualified CAD-draftspersons in diverse technical fields. Students will be able to communicate design information beginning from an early concept pencil sketch to an industry standard digital design using CAD, visualization, and animation software. The program will also inspire characteristics of professionalism designed to help students achieve their career goals.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Read and create multi view mechanical drawings compliant to industry standards.
  • Demonstrate effective time management responsibility by completing projects with assigned time constraints.
  • Develop three-dimensional rendered drawings using CAD software and add-on software packages. Produce portfolio drawings from final project assignments.
  • Identify methods of design technology such as rapid-prototyping, reverse engineering and model making.
  • Implement common presentation software used to further enhance CAD rendered images.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

DFT-107Drafting I

2

DFT-210Computer Aided Drafting I

3

MFG-122Machine Tool Principles I

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:11

Second Semester

DFT-207Drafting II

3

DFT-211Computer Aided Drafting II

5

DFT-208Engineering Graphics

3

Total Credit Hours:11

DFT-211: Offered only in spring semesters.

Third Semester

  General Education Elective*   3
DFT-212Computer Aided Drafting III

3

DFT-282Technical Illustration

3

-or

TEC-180Problem Solving using Technology

4

Total Credit Hours:9-10

DFT-212: Offered only in fall semesters.

DFT-282: Offered only in spring semesters.

General Education Requirements

  General Education Elective* 3
WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Restricted Program Requirements

DFT-107Drafting I

2

DFT-207Drafting II

3

DFT-208Engineering Graphics

3

DFT-210Computer Aided Drafting I

3

DFT-211Computer Aided Drafting II

5

DFT-212Computer Aided Drafting III

3

DFT-282Technical Illustration

3

-or

EC-180

4

MFG-122Machine Tool Principles I

3

Total Credit Hours:30

DFT-211, DFT-282: Offered only in spring semesters.

DFT-212: Offered only in fall semesters.

Total Credit Hours: 31-32

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Course List.

**Offered only in fall semesters.

***Offered only in spring semesters.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.