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Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Course Catalog 
Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Aided Drafting Certificate

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School: Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Academic Dept: Engineering 
HEGIS: 5303



Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2020 to Summer 2021. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Certificates Defined

Certificate programs are designed to provide a mix of theory and practical training leading to immediate employment upon completion. People who pursue certificates might have an advanced degree and typically want to learn new skills and acquire knowledge. Others might enroll in a certificate program to “test the waters,” with an eye toward pursuing an associate’s degree. Credits earned now in a credit-bearing certificate will apply later toward an associate’s degree at Westchester Community College. Click to learn more  about the differences among the award types.

Program Description

Current demand for Computer Aided Design and Drafting professionals has been running at very high levels. This certificate prepares students to function in this role in a variety of settings, including industry, government and engineering and architectural offices. Current opportunities include working on construction, product design and equipment fabrication projects.

The one-year certificate is designed to train students in the most modern CAD methods using the latest equipment and software (AutoCAD). The skills taught in the program enable students to function as specialists in this burgeoning field. Specialties include mechanical desktop, solid modeling and architectural design, along with general purpose computer drafting skills. Students are also well prepared to learn other CAD software packages that they may encounter.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to interpret engineering drawings and schematics.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to create engineering drawings and schematics.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use the appropriate drafting software to create 2D and/or 3D drawings, schematics, and assemblies.
  4. Demonstrate competency publishing engineering drawings in industry accepted electronic formats, and/or paper plotting and exporting to a 3D printer.

Program Requirements

College-level math by placement - Credit Hours 4

Program Notes

Note: Students who do not place into ENG 101 - Writing and Research  must complete a minimum of READ 105 - Analytical Reading  in order to earn this certificate.

Minimum Total Credits - 27

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed this program, and other important information please visit Computer Aided Drafting Certificate - GE Disclosure. For an overview of all gainful employment disclosures at Westchester Community College, visit www.sunywcc.edu/gainfulemployment

Career Path Opportunities

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Getting Started

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