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Computer Aided Drafting and Design Associate in Science

Computer Aided Drafting and Design Associate in Science
Type: AS
Subplan Code: DRAFT-AS
CIP: 1615130102

Program Description

The Computer-Aided Drafting and Design A.S. degree program provides you with a broad base of design and drafting skills that can be applied in the field of architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing.

Profession

In the exciting and growing field of CADD, drafting and design technicians use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans. Job opportunities are strong. They are an essential component in the design team. Workers in production and construction use these plans to build everything from microchips to skyscrapers. Industry needs are great. Developments in new technology are causing entry-level requirements to rise. An associate’s degree is the typical level of education needed to enter the occupation. Drafting and design technicians need skills from academic programs so that they may move into the work of designing directly for professionals such as engineers and architects. For students who seek a career in a solid and growing field, CADD is a great choice.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program have a number of employment options such as: 

  • Advertising, public relations, and related services
  • Building Drafter
  • Civil Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Technician
  • Manufacturing Drafter
  • Structural Drafter 

Job Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow by 6 percent from now until 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). Developments in software programs used by drafters and other professionals they work with are changing the nature of drafters’ work and how this work will have to be done.

College Credit Certificates

Students may complete the following college credit certificates as part of the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design degree:

  • Advanced Computer-Aided Design Certificate
  • Building Construction Technology Technical Certificate
  • Computer-Aided Design Technical Certificate

Certifications

The following industry certifications are related to the training in the A.S. Degree Computer Aided Drafting and Design program:

  • Autodesk Certified Associate – AutoCAD, (ADESK016)
  • Autodesk Certified Professional – AutoCAD, (ADESK021)
  • Autodesk Certified User – AutoCAD, (ADESK002)

Additional industry certifications may be available for college credit certificate programs.

Placement and Salary Information

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Courses
Available Courses
Required Courses
32
Elective Courses
15
15 credits of electives Required. Must choose 9 credits of Technical Electives from the following list:
General Education Courses
15

Humanities General Education course

3
Credits

Mathematics General Education course

3
Credits

Science General Education course

3
Credits

Social Science General Education course

3
Credits
Total Credits:
62
Note:

Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

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