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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: 33-34 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||U.S. History to 1877 or||3|
|HIS 102 or||U.S. History Since 1877 or|
|HIS 115 or||U.S. History Since 1945 or|
|HIS 270 or||History of Missouri or|
|POL 101 or||American Government or|
|POL 102||State & Local Government|
|Elective||CPT/BTC 103||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|Core Course Requirements (9 credits)|
|CDM 103||Introduction to CAD Systems||2|
|CDM 104||CAD Systems II||3|
|CDM 221||Solid Modeling I||3|
|CDM 298||CAD Capstone||1|
|Electives (11-12 credits) - Choose four|
|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|
|Total Required Hours: 33-34 credits|
*** The Academic Skills Assessment is required before enrolling in Math or English course. 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.
The student earning a Certificate needs to be aware that the courses taken are specifically designed to help in obtaining employment, are not designed for transfer to a four-year institution. If the student wants to transfer courses, then the Associate of Arts Degree should be pursued.
For more information, please contact department chair David Niermann at 636-922-8561 or email@example.com