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Computer Aided Drafting


Andy Carter, Instructor 

Possible Industry Certifications:

  • Autodesk Certified User
  • Autodesk Inventor Certified User

Students in the CAD program will attain the skills to successfully and proficiently create drawings using CAD software. These skills are developed in drawing and editing jobs vital in Civil & Architectural Designing. The students also accomplish a systemic knowledge of which software or procedures are more practical for a specific task, are taught how to draw and dimension precisely, become acquainted with CAD standards and their purpose, and will have a substantial amount of preparation producing a wide variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional models.

Our courses include:

CAD 100 Intro to CAD – Uses computer graphic workstation in the application of fundamental principles and capabilities of CAD, basic drafting conventions, and operations. An in-depth study of computer aided drafting commands, terminology, command utilization, and skill development.

CAD 200 Intermediate CAD – Uses CAD software to produce advanced two-and three-dimensional object drawings. Advanced techniques of drafting, layering, and symbols associated with one or more design applications. Calculations of perimeters, areas, and mass associated with the drawings.

CAD 112 Engineering Graphics – Includes exploration of lines and planes as they relate to orthographic projection to show the size and shape of objects. Includes application of principles and graphic elements of sectioning to show interior detail; the techniques involved in creating oblique projections, axonometric projections, and perspective drawings; and the dimensioning techniques and symbol usage common to all drafting disciplines. 

CAD 120 Intro to Architecture – Provides a practical approach to architectural drafting. An introduction to board and computer aided drafting as it relates to residential and commercial architecture, specifications, and structural systems including wood, masonry, concrete, and steel. 

CAD 212 Industrial Drafting Process – Explores weldment design, welding symbols, welding processes, and fabrication techniques, tool and die, and jig and fixture drawings. Design specifications, pattern drawings, casting, forming processes, and mechanical drawing principles in relation to the manufacturing industry. Screw-thread design and related fastening concepts as they relate to manufactured items and construction.

CAD 220 Architectural Design – Combines the elements and fundamentals of architectural design with the theory and application of presentation techniques. Deals with site selection, use of materials in design, spatial relationships, and aesthetics. Traditional and contemporary design, designers, processes, and historical milestones are explored. Board and computer techniques are used in illustrating interiors of student designs.

CAD 201 Parametric Modeling – Introduces Parametric Modeling and Design of a CAD workstation in exploring the techniques associated with drafting and design using Parametric modeling software. Introduces creation of parametric models and explores associative function and flexibility of concurrent part design.

CAD 199 Co-Op Education – Cooperative Education provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student’s educational objectives. Students participating in the Cooperative Education program receive compensation for their work.

CAD 198 Internship – Internship provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student’s educational objectives. Students participating in the Internship do not receive compensation.