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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: 32 credits
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.
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.
|General Education Requirements (13 credits)|
|Mathematics||MAT 098||Beginning Algebra or Higher*||4|
|Communication||ENG 101||English Composition I*||3|
|Social Science||HIS 101 or||US History to 1877||3|
|HIS 102 or||US History Since 1877|
|HIS 145 or||Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Heritage|
|HIS 146 or||Western Civilization: Modern European Heritage|
|POL 101 or||American Government|
|Elective||CPT/BTC 103 or||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|CPT 115||Introduction to Data Processing|
|Core Course Requirements (13 credits)|
|CDM 103||CAD Systems I||3|
|CDM 104||CAD Systems II||3|
|CDM 221||Solid Modeling I||3|
|CDM 298||CAD Capstone||1|
|CDM 205 or||Architectural Drafting I||3|
|CDM 207||Revit Architecture I|
|Electives (6 credits)|
|CDM 120||Descriptive Geometry||2|
|CDM 205||Architectural Drafting I||3|
|CDM 206||Architectural Drafting II||3|
|CDM 207||Revit Architecture I||3|
|CDM 208||Revit Architecture II||3|
|CDM 209||Construction Materials||3|
|CDM 210||HVAC Drafting||3|
|CDM 211||Structural Drafting||3|
|CDM 212||Electrical/Electronic Drafting||3|
|CDM 222||Solid Modeling II||3|
|CDM 223||Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance||3|
|CDM 227||Revit MEP||3|
|CDM 235||Manufacturing Processes||3|
|CDM 251||Introduction to Piping Drafting||3|
|CDM 255||Civil Drafting||3|
|CDM 265||Sustainable Design||3|
|CPM 220||3D Animation||3|
|GEO 120||Introduction to GIS||3|
|GEO 225||Advanced GIS||3|
|Total Required Hours: 32 credits|