CAD Operator (CP41)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Stand Alone and Embedded in Engineering Graphics Diploma and Degree)

Program Description:

All of the courses in the CAD Operator TCC program are embedded in the Drafting Technology diploma and degree programs. The CAD Operator TCC program endows students with the prospect to continue on the career pathway toward advancement in the drafting profession. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in drafting practices and software. This TCC could also serve if needed as an exit point for high school dual enrolled students needing a point of exit for employment purposes.

Entrance date: Varies

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 64
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

High School diploma or equivalent required for graduation.

Credits required for graduation: 20

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Curriculum Outline (20 hours)
Courses 20 credits 8
DFTG 1101
Corequisite: COMP 1000

Establishes safety practices as they relate to a drafting environment. Introduces basic CAD functions while presenting essential principles and practices for line relationships, scale, and geometric construction.

DFTG 1103
Prerequisite: DFTG 1101

Technical Drawing I provides multiview and pictorial sketching, orthographic drawing and fundamental dimensioning methods necessary to develop 2D and 3D views that completely describe machine parts for manufacture using intermediate CAD software techniques.

Completion of One of Two Specializations 12 credits 12
Mechanical Drafting Specialization-8M11 12 credits 12
DFTG 1105

In the 3D Mechanical Modeling course, the student becomes acquainted with concepts of the software related to Parametric modeling for mechanical drafting. The student will develop the skills necessary to create 3D models and presentation/working drawings.

DFTG 1107
Prerequisite: DFTG 1103 Corequisite: DFTG 1105

Technical Drawing II continues dimensioning skill development and introduces tools for precision measurement and sectional views.

DFTG 1109
Prerequisite: DFTG 1105

Introduces techniques necessary for auxiliary view drawings, surface development, and developing sheet metal parts. Topics include: primary auxiliary views, secondary auxiliary views, surface development, and developing sheet metal parts.

Architectural Drafting Specialization-8A11 12 credits 12
DFTG 1125

Introduces architectural fundamental principles and practices associated with architectural styles and drawing. Fundamentals residential and commercial practices will be covered. Topics include: specifications and materials; architectural styles, construction drawing practices and procedures, dimensioning and scales.

DFTG 1127

In the Architectural 3D Modeling course, the student becomes acquainted with concepts of the software related to Parametric modeling for Architectural drafting. The student will develop the skills necessary to create 3D models and presentation/constructions drawings.

DFTG 1129
Prerequisite: DFTG 1125

Introduces the essential skills necessary for assessing the expected materials, labor requirements and costs for given structures or products also students will be introduced to architectural drawing skills necessary to produce a basic set of construction drawings given floor plan information. Topics include: material take-offs; footing and foundation; floor plans; exterior elevations; site plans; and construction drawing techniques/practices.

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Program Chair

Chair/Instructor Engineering Graphics
Carlton, Rm. 111

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