The drafting/CAD (computer-aided drafting) program provides students with the CAD skills and knowledge to qualify for entry-level positions in a wide variety of industries.
During the first year, students focus on gaining a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of CAD drafting, tolerancing, manufacturing processes, and mathematics.
Entrance Requirements & Recommendations:
Students are required to earn a grade of "C" or higher in technical calculations I and II (DCAD 1053 & DCAD 2063) to be eligible for graduation. (Articulation is available in this area.) Articulation agreements are also available for 2805 drafting for residential construction.
The CAD/CAM technology program (computer-aided design/drafting - computer-aided manufacturing) prepares the graduate for a number of opportunities in the engineering and manufacturing-related fields. This program develops skills in the areas of design/drafting (2D CAD and 3D solid modeling) and automation/robotics. Graduates will become proficient with industry-standard software including AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Siemens Nx. Each student will also be exposed to hardware such as coordinate measuring machines (CMM), computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, and industry grade robotics.