Oct 04, 2023
School: Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Academic Dept: Engineering
Important Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. 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.
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:
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret engineering drawings and schematics.
- Demonstrate the ability to create engineering drawings and schematics.
- Demonstrate the ability to use the appropriate drafting software to create 2D and/or 3D drawings, schematics, and assemblies.
- Demonstrate competency publishing engineering drawings in industry accepted electronic formats, and/or paper plotting and exporting to a 3D printer.
The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.
Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.
Semester 1 (Civil/Architectural Focus)
Semester 2 (Civil/Architechtural Focus)
Minimum Total Credits (Civil/Architechtural Focus): 27
Semester 1 (Mechanical Focus)
Semester 2 (Mechanical Focus)
Minimum Total Credits (Mechanical Focus): 30
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