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CADD Technology: Manufacturing Industry Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

Occupational preparation in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design is the primary purpose of the CADD Technology degree program. Students are required to complete two core courses and to select from two potential career paths: Building Design Industry or Manufacturing Industry. Adherence to industrial practices and standards is stressed, including problem solving in a simulated industrial environment.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Create 3D modeling objects of various orientations including sections and elevations of objects, and identify the relationships of objects or object features to demonstrate visualization proficiency.
  • Identify or describe the typical characteristics and uses of common construction or manufacturing materials, products and systems, document them in drawings, and make appropriate selections based on design project requirements.
  • Use the latest version of 2D/3D CADD and Solid Modeling software programs (AutoCAD and SolidWorks) to create industry standard architectural or engineering drawings.
  • Model the habits and attitudes for success in professional employment as a CADD technician including the preparation and presentation of a professional portfolio.
  • Demonstrate computation, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to perform effectively as a CADD technician in the field of architecture and/or the civil, electronic, mechanical, structural, and surveying engineering fields.

Career Opportunities

CAD Technician in the field of Architecture and Civil, Electronic, Mechanical, Structural, and Surveying Engineering

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum
CADD-115Engineering Graphics3
CADD-120Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and Design3
Total Units6

 Area of Emphasis: Manufacturing Industry

Core Courses6
Select four of the following:12
Solid Modeling Design
Electronic Drafting
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT)
Engineering Solid Modeling
Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting and Design in 3D Modeling
Select two of the following:6
Survey Drafting Technology
Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
Advanced Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
Introduction to Computer-Aided Landscape Design
Total Units24

Plus General Education Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete only the courses required for the major including an area of emphasis qualify for a Certificate in CADD Technology in that area of emphasis. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.