Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology, A.A.S.

Drafting is the common language that scientists, engineers and technicians use to communicate. Accurate and detailed drawings are essential for communication of the concept and application of the designer's plan, for documenting the production requirements, and for the creation of users as guides, operation and service manuals.

The associate degree in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) program provides the student with appropriate knowledge and skill to perform the professional CADD functions required for entry and professional growth in today's modern businesses. Major emphasis is placed on presenting an integrated approach to the development of computer-aided drafting and design knowledge, concepts and skills. Instruction in the use of CADD software applications is presented in parallel with graphic theory and related fundamentals of technical design.

The associate degree in applied science will be awarded after satisfactory completion of this four-semester program.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful of this program, students should be able to:

  • Determine a methodology for approaching and solving a design/drafting problem with the aid of freehand sketching and a CADD system.
  • Create two-and three-dimensional technical design models and drawings to determine solutions for defined customer problems.
  • Apply the principles of descriptive geometry and graphic construction techniques to document a design intent.
  • Utilize plane and solid geometric forms, as well as object viewing techniques including photorealistic rendering and animation, to describe and present a design.
  • Develop technical designs for a variety of engineering, manufacturing, construction or facility management applications incorporating the use of working, multiview, assembly and solid model drawings.
  • Communicate technical information effectively and efficiently in graphic, oral and written form.

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MAT 160, MAT 161 may be elected instead of MAT 110, MAT 111.

Total Credits: 63

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