Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) A.A.S.

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Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) A.A.S.

Department: Computer-Aided Drafting

Total Credit Hours: 60 credits

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Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (16 credits)
Mathematics MAT 105 or higher Applied Mathematics 3
Communication ENG 101 or English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II 
ENG 115 Technical Writing 
COM 101 or Oral Communications 3
COM 104 or Small Group Communication
COM 106 or Public Speaking
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication
Social Sciences HIS 101 or US History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or US History since 1877 
HIS 103 or African American History to 1877
HIS 104 or African American History Since 1877
POL 101 American Government 
Natural Science CHM 101 or Introduction to Chemistry 3
BIO 105 or Essentials of Biology
BIO 108 or Trends in Science
BIO 110 or Human Biology
BIO 122 or Environmental Sciences
PHY 105 or Environmental Geology
PHY 111 or Introduction to Physical Science
PHY 125 or Introduction to Physical Geology
PHY 130 Astronomy
College 101 Requirement COL 101 College Success Seminar 1
Core Course Requirements (19 credits)
CAD 102 Introduction to SolidWorks 3
CAD 104 Introduction to AutoCAD 3
CAD 106 Introduction to Autodesk Inventor 3
CAD 107 Introduction to Revit 3
CAD 299 CAD Capstone 3
BTC/CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
BTC 170 Spreadsheet Applications - Excel
ACT 105 Personal Accounting and Finance 3
ECO 100 Survey Economics
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics
Electives** (25 credits)
BTC 130 Customer Service Excellence 1
BTC 131 Telephone Communication Skills 1
BTC 132 Time Management 1
BTC 135 Your Professional Image 1
BTC 137 Interpersonal Skills 1
CAD 103 Introduction to Autodesk Civil 3D 3
CAD 144 Introduction to AutoCAD Architecture 3
CAD 164 Introduction to AutoCAD Electrical 3
CAD 202 Advanced SolidWorks CSWA Exam Prep 3
CAD 237 Structural Drafting with Revit 3
CAD 244 Architectural Drafting with AutoCAD 3
CAD 247 Architectural Drafting with Revit 3
CAD 254 HVAC Drafting with AutoCAD 3
CAD 257 Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Drafting with Revit 3
CAD 274 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing with AutoCAD 3
CAD 290 CAD Externship 3
CPM 210 Digital Photo Editing 3
CPM 220 3D Animation 3
GEO 120 Introduction to GIS 3
GEO 225 Advanced GIS 3
MFG 101 Principles of Safety 3
MFG 111 Principles of Quality Practices 3
MFG 130 Basic Blueprint Reading 3
MFG 201 Principles of Manufacturing Processes and Production 3
Total Required Hours: 60 credits

What Is CAD?

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.

Occupation Overview

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.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of computer-aided design technicians is expected to have varied growth through 2018 depending on the industry.

Local/regional placement and outlook have been higher than average compared to the national outlook.

Salary Outlook

Nationally, people established in their career generally earn between $37,840-$59,740 per year. Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $73,050.

$73K
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.

Sources: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems.

CAD Careers

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.

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