Computer Aided Design
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 Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Computer Aided Design Associate of Applied Science Degree, Comprised of 19 courses which total 60 hours, prepares individuals as design drafters and provides continuing education opportunities for those employed in CAD Computer Aided Designers related jobs. All CAD courses utilize Computer-Aided Drafting equipment. Working under the supervision of a senior designer or an engineer, the CAD technician (sometimes called junior designer, designer trainee, drafter or CAD person) prepares finished drawings from preliminary plans, engineering notes, and/or sketches. He or she may also make corrections and changes on existing drawings, research vendor information, and prepare detailed drawings and elevations from plans. It will also allow the student to enter the workforce in an advanced level position where different aspects of Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, and AutoCAD Architectural Design Software programs are utilized. These include, but not limited to Architecture, Engineering CAD person, Interior Designer, City planning and Development, local construction companies, and many others.

The articulated courses from most high schools are nine hours for DFTG 1309 and DFTG 1317.


 Certificate of Completion

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN:



CAD OPERATOR AND DETAILER:
The CAD Drafter and Detailer Certificate of Completion is designed for the person seeking employment in the private sector with Specialized Autodesk, AutoCAD skills. The students will acquire specialized skills in AutoCAD pertaining to the Architectural field. This certificate is comprised of six courses which total 18 credits. All of the courses and credits transfer into the Computer Aided Design Associate of Applied Science Degree. Architectural Emphasis-This certificate option is based upon a student taking DFTG1317, Architectural Drafting-Residential instead of ARCE1352, Structural Detailing. Upon successful completion of this emphasis of the CAD Drafter and Detailer Certificate, you will be able to perform the functions of and semi-skilled CAD Operator, apply dimensions and layouts to architectural drawings per ANSI standards, and create orthographic and multi-view drawings. It will also allow the individual to enter the workforce in an advanced or entry-level position as an Architectural Drafter person, Architect’s Assistant Draftsperson, Interior Design Drafter, or work in many other fields related to Architecture. Persons entering this field can earn upwards of $11.00 per hour. Structural Emphasis-This certificate option is based upon a student taking ARCE 1352, Structural Drafting instead of DFTG 1317, and Architectural Drafting-Residential. Upon successful completion of this emphasis of the CAD Drafter and Detailer Certificate, you will be able to perform the functions of a semi-skilled CAD Operator, apply dimensions and layouts to architectural drawings per ANSI standards, and create orthographic and multi-view drawings. It will also allow the individual to enter the workforce in an advanced or entry-level position where Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD Architectural Desktop, Autodesk Revit is utilized. These include, but are not limited to, Structural Draftsperson, Structural Detailer, Engineering Draftsperson, Interior Design Drafter, or many others fields related to Structural Engineering.