|General Education Requirements (3 credits)|
|Elective||CPT/BTC 103 or||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|CPT 170||Spreadsheet Applications - Excel|
|Core Course Requirements (13 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||1|
|Electives (15 credits)|
|CAD 103||Descriptive Geometry||2|
|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|
|EGR 104||Engineering Design||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: 31 credits|
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Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) C.A.
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Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) C.A.
Department: Computer-Aided Drafting
Total Credit Hours: 31 credits
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What Is CAD?
This certificate provides the student with knowledge of computer-aided drafting (CAD) while requiring a shorter time commitment than the Associate of Applied Science degree.
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.
Employment of computer-aided design technicians is expected to have varied growth through 2018 depending on the industry. Local/regional placement and outlook has been realizing better than average as compared to the national outlook.
CAD graduates typically average between $14-$22/hour. Future promotion and advancement may be more limited with a Certificate of Achievement as compared to an Associate of Applied Science degree.
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SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers, including, but not limited to: Architectural drafter, automotive design drafter, CAD drafter, civil drafter, construction design, designer, detail drafter, detailer, die designer, die-drawing checker, drawings checker, electrical drafter, estimator, government record keeper, factory layout drafter, HVAC drafter, industrial drafter, manufacturing technician, product design drafter, SolidWorks designer, structural drafter, technical illustrator, tooling designer.