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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Computer-Aided Drafting, Certificate of Competency

In this program, students will learn to manage computer systems for drawing production, information storage, retrieval and communication in the engineering and design workplace.  As they develop computer aided drafting skills, they will explore manufacturing, mechanical, and architectural engineering and construction applications.   

This program is intended, primarily, to serve as computer training for individuals who have previous experience as manual "board" drafters and who already possess a working knowledge of technical drawings. However, though there is no requirement of prior technical experience, individuals desiring an elementary introduction to the fields of engineering drafting, and design will be well served by this curriculum.  

Students may, through the use of specified course alternatives, choose to pursue a basic 2D option with added emphasis in elementary blueprint reading and construction applications, or a 3D parametric modeling option with emphasis on advanced software features and mechanical / manufacturing applications.

All credits earned in this certificate are applicable to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Create two- and three-dimensional technical design models and drawings to document solutions for defined customer problems.
  • Use CAD tools in applying the principles of descriptive geometry and the techniques of graphic construction to the process of documenting design intent.
  • Execute computer generated plane and 3D geometric forms, as well as object viewing techniques, to describe and present a design concept.
  • Apply CAD tools and techniques in the execution of working, multiview, assembly and 3D model drawings.

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First Semester (15 credits)

TCC 112 - CADD Graphics3
TCC 121 - Project Management Processes3
TCC 122 - 2-D CADD3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
TCS 100 - Construction Blueprint Reading3
ARC 121 - Architectural Graphics I3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
TDD 216 - Three Dimensional CADD3
TDD 227 - Advanced CADD3

Total Credits: 15

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