Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

Award: DIPLOMA

Length: A full-time student may complete this

program in two years.

Purpose: The Computer-Aided Drafting and

Design curriculum is designed to train persons for

employment in the many occupations available

in the field of drafting and design. Graduates of

this program will be prepared to go into one of the

following occupations.

Occupational Objectives: The following

occupational titles represent examples of possible

employment opportunities:

  • Drafting Technician

  • Drafting Supervisor

  • Fixture Design Technician

  • Machine Design Technician

  • Engineering Assistant

  • Piping Designer

  • Numerical Control Technician

 

students

 

Admission Requirements: In addition to the

admission requirements established for this College,

this curriculum requires completion of four units of

high school English and two units of high school

mathematics. If you meet the general admission

requirements, a counselor will discuss with you

the strengths and weaknesses of your academic

background and your strengths and weaknesses as

revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may

correct any deficiencies in academic preparation in

the College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Description: The Computer-Aided Drafting

and Design program offers instruction in the drafting

procedures, materials, manufacturing processes,

and science and mathematics that is needed by the

technician or engineering assistant in the field. You

will receive theoretical and practical experiences

in drafting principles, drafting skills, CAD Drafting

(AUTOCAD) manufacturing processes, and

machine and tool design. The program contains

general education courses to assist you in social

and business communications and to prepare you

to meet the obligations of a citizen in the American

democratic society.

Program Requirements: To receive a Diploma in

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design you must

complete a minimum of 75 credits with a grade

point average of 2.00 or better. The 75 credits

are distributed according to the following outline.

This outline represents a typical order of courses

taken by full-time day students. Part-time students

may take courses in any desired sequence,

except for hyphenated courses or others requiring

prerequisites..


 

  Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
DRF 114 Drafting I 1 3
MEC 100 Intro to Engineering 1 2 2
MTH 121 Fundamentals of Math 3 0 3
MAC 131 Machining Technology 1 3 2
SDV 198 Electronic Portfolios 1 0 1
ENG 111 College Composition 3 0 3
MEC 126 Programming for Tech / Visual Basic 1 2 2
Total 12 13 17

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester      
CAD 201 Comp. Aided Drawing / AutoCAD 1 6 3
MTH 163 Precalculus 3 0 3
MEC 111 Materials for Industry 3 0 3
MEC 126 Programming for Tech. 1 2 2
CIV 171 Principles in Surveying 2 3 3
ARC 121 Residential Design / Chief Architect 2 2 3
Total     12 13 17

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Summer Term I      
CAD 233 Drafting III / Solidworks 2 2 3
MEC 131 Mechanics I 3 0 3
PHY 130 Technical Physics 2 2 3
MAC 126 Intro to CNC / FeatureCAM 1 4 3
Total 8 8 12

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester      
ECO 100 Economics 3 0 3
CAD 116 Drafting III 1 6 3
MEC 132 Mechanics II 3 0 3
MEC 265 Fluid Mechanics 3 0 3
Tech Ele Elective 2
Total     10 6 14

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Forth Semester
CAD 210 Adv. Technical Drafting 1 6 4
MEC 211 Machine Design I 3 3 4
CAD 298 Seminar Project 1 2 2
CAD 202 Comp. Aided Drawing II / Solidworks 2 0 2
Total 7 11 12

Total Minimum Credits for a Diploma in Computer-Aided
Drafting and Design...........................................................72

 

*MTT 1,2,3  are prerequisites for MTH 121

 

Note: SDV 100 - College Success Skills is required for graduation
and should be taken during the first semester the student is
enrolled in the curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


United States Department of Education's Gainful Employment Disclosure

Computer aided drafting and design student outcomes

 

 

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