Nov 26, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic 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 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.

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 Map


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)

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
CIVIL 103     3  
MECH 162     3  
MATH 131   4  
MECH 164   3  
CIVIL 115       3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Semester 2 (Civil/Architechtural Focus)

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
CIVIL 101A     2  
MECH 265   3  
MECH 267   3  
MECH 277     3  
Semester Total Credits     11  

Minimum Total Credits (Civil/Architechtural Focus): 27

Semester 1 (Mechanical Focus)

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
CIVIL 103     3  
MECH 162     3  
MATH 131   4  
MECH 144     3  
ELEC 128     3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Semester 2 (Mechanical Focus)

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
CIVIL 101A     2  
MECH 265   3  
MECH 270   3  
MECH 224   3  
MECH 289     3  
Semester Total Credits     14  

Minimum Total Credits (Mechanical Focus): 30 

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

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