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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer-Aided Drafting Basic, Certificate (717.1)

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The professional certificate in Basic Computer-Aided Drafting is a fast track program designed for the student seeking a career in computer-aided drafting. Graduates may find employment as CAD operators, drafting technicians or engineering aides in technical professions that utilize computer generated engineering drawings and models.

Graduates can also use the credits earned in the certificate program to transfer into existing two-year Associate’s degree programs in CAD, drafting and engineering technology.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Apply the technical skills for employment as a drafter, a CAD drafter or a senior CAD drafter.
  2. Follow established technical specifications to prepare engineering drawings.
  3. Prepare routine drafting projects derived from layouts and sketches.
  4. Create working two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD drawings for engineering applications.
  5. Construct, edit and annotate feature-based parametric models.

Certificate Requirements

Total: 13 Credits

Total: 13 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 26

Technical Electives

  • CET - Civil Engineering Technology courses
  • EDD - Engineering Drafting & Design courses
  • EGR - Engineering Science courses
  • MET - Mechanical Engineering Technology courses

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