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Certificate in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD)
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Certificate in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD)

Total Credit Hours: 41


About Certificate in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD)

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) systems are used by drafters to prepare electronic drawings that can be viewed, printed, or programmed directly into automated manufacturing systems. Although this system is extensively used by drafters, they also need knowledge of traditional drafting techniques in order to fully understand and explain concepts. The Certificate in Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) program is designed to provide knowledge and skills required for employment as an assistant draft craftsperson. The Certificate in CADD is an area emphasized in the Architecture & Construction Career cluster, one out of 16 career clusters in Career & Technical Education.


Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
Course Course Name Credits
AE103 Basic Blueprint Reading 3
AE121 Technical Engineering Drawing I 3
AE122 Technical Engineering Drawing II 3
AE138 Building Codes, Specs & Construction Management 3
AE150 Computer Aided Drafting I (CAD I) 3
  AE160 Computer Aided Drafting II (CAD II) 3
CE215 Construction Procedures 3
CE225 Construction Planning & Estimating 3
CS101 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology 3
MA110A Finite Mathematics 3
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4
Choose 1 course from the following
CE121 Properties of Materials 3
AE170 Revit Architecture Essentials
Certificate Total 40-41

2020-2021 College Catalog
 

General Requirements for Certificates

Effective fall Semester 2003, several academic policy changes were implemented to ensure that students are adequately prepared to meet business and industry standards. All Undeclared or newly Declared Students enrolled in regularly scheduled postsecondary courses must be enrolled in or must have completed developmental coursework for Math and English or have successfully placed into post-secondary Math and English (or equivalent). 

Students must fulfill the English general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 12 credits of classes. This means that students may take only nine (9) credits before they must begin meeting the general education requirements. All declared students in Certificate programs will be required to successfully complete minimum general education course requirements. For more information, refer to the Admissions Information, General Education Policy section of this catalog.

A. General Education Requirements
Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking English as indicated by one of the following:

  • Test out of the English Placement Test (or equivalent), or
  • Satisfactory completion of EN096 or EN097 courses and
  • Test out of the Math Placement Test (or equivalent), or
  • Satisfactory completion of MA098 course
*Students in the Certificate of Construction Technology program can successfully complete their math requirements with MA094 Mathematics for the Trades in lieu of MA098 Intermediate Algebra.


B. Major Requirements. Total Major Requirements vary by program. Minimum Total Credits Required for a Certificate is 30 credits.

* No course may be counted for both Major and General Education requirements.
** Placement testing is not mandatory for admission to the College. Completion of placement testing or equivalent, however, is required for enrollment into English and mathematics courses. Therefore, students who plan to enroll full-time in a program should take the placement test to be eligible for a full load of courses.

2020-2021 College Catalog



Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Computer Aided Design & Drafting program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to design and draft projects ranging from two to three dimensional designs for commercial and residential buildings.
  2. Demonstrate basic skills needed to view, print, edit, and create variations of two and three dimensional electronic designs.
  3. Develop a professional work ethic needed in the architectural engineering industry.

AE150 Comp Aided Design & Drafting I

An introduction to computer aided design and drafting software as a drafting/design tool. This course is designed to introduce students to the use of computers in producing line drawings. Topics include equipment components, terminology, drawing with the computer, storing and retrieving drawings, and printing and plotting. This hands-on course uses the design computer-aided drafting and design software application.

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AE121 Technical Engineer Drawing I

A study of the use of drawing instruments and techniques for mechanical, civil and architectural drawings involving freehand sketches, lettering, orthographic views and pictorial drawings. Skill development will focus on the use of drawing instruments to redraw given drawings calling for accurate measurements with detailed instructions on how to do it.  Course offering:  As needed.

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AE138 Bldg Codes, Specs & Const Mgt

An interpretation and study of local and national building codes and standards, construction documents and office organization. This course will be of value to anyone who plans to enter, or is presently working in the field of construction.

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Certificate in Construction Technology - Electricity

The Certificate in Construction Technology Program will prepare students for the current local and global job market with entry-level skills needed for any of the following fields: carpentry; electricity; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); masonry; plumbing; reinforcing metal worker; and welding. All students must successfully pass four (4) core courses (technical related requirements) with a “C” or better before enrolling in one (1) of the seven (7) concentration areas.

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Certificate in Construction Technology - Carpentry

The Certificate in Construction Technology Program will prepare students for the current local and global job market with entry-level skills needed for any of the following fields: carpentry; electricity; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); masonry; plumbing; reinforcing metal worker; and welding. All students must successfully pass four (4) core courses (technical related requirements) with a “C” or better before enrolling in one (1) of the seven (7) concentration areas.

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Associate of Science in Pre-Architectural Drafting

The A.S. in Pre-Architectural Drafting covers pre-architecture, building materials and properties, technical drafting, basic computer aided design and drafting (CADD), architectural computer modeling, and an introductory engineering course.

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