This program option provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of computer-aided drafting (CAD). Students will be able to choose from a list of optional CAD courses to allow emphasis in architectural, industrial, civil or broad scope applications as desired. Additional courses in science and math are required.
These technicians (i.e. drafting technicians or "drafters") operate computer-aided design systems to produce final specifications and drawings for new designs. A drafter may work as a team member with engineers, analysts, architects, other drafters and/or designers assigned to a specific design. Drafters use special computer software for producing, communicating and revising detailed specifications and drawings.
SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: Aeronautical drafter, architectural drafter, automotive design drafter, CAD drafter, civil drafter, controls designer, construction designer, designer, detail drafter, detailer, die designer, die-drawing checker, drawings checker, electrical drafter, estimator, government recordkeeper, factory layout drafter, HVAC drafter, industrial drafter, manufacturing technician, patent drafter, product design drafter, project designer/manager, SolidWorks designer, structural drafter, technical illustrator tooling designer.
Nationally, people established in their career generally earn between $37,840-$59,740 per year. Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $73,050.
CAD graduates typically average between $15-$28/hour. Opportunities for advancement and promotion after entry-level employment are typically higher with a CAD Associate of Applied Science degree as compared to a CAD Certificate of Achievement.
|Degree Name:||Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) A.A.S.|
|Degree or Program:||Computer-Aided Drafting|
|Degree Type:||Associate of Applied Science Degree|
* The Academic Skills Assessment is required before enrolling in Math or English courses. If a student places into lower level courses than are required for his/her degree, then the student needs to first enroll in lower level courses before enrolling in the courses needed for graduation.
** CDM electives listed above. Choose 20-21 hours.
***General Elective: Choose any course 100 level or higher.
Students completing this program will be assessed in program-related competencies and general education. (CDM 298- CAD Capstone)
For more information, please contact department chair David Niermann at 636-922-8561 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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David Niermann said, “Her dedication, high work ethic and thoroughness greatly exceed the typical student performance in our program.”
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