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Advanced CAD Technician

Program Description:  The Advanced CAD Technician certificate program provides students with specific skills necessary to produce architectural drawings and designs.  Students utilize Computer Aided Drafting hardware and software to design and create working drawings for residential and commercial structures.  Students also receive instruction in mechanical systems for architecture to further enhance their knowledge of building and construction practices in the architectural field.

Student Learning Outcome:
•  Students will develop a complete set of construction plans, to scale, for a 2-story residential home.

Length of Program: Three (3) Semesters.

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Dates: This course is self-paced.  Students are able to be admitted at the beginning of any semester.  Under certain circumstances, students may be admitted during a semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria.  Applicants must be graduates of the Drafting Technology, A.A.S. or Diploma program, or possess equivalent training and experience (as deemed appropriate by the advisor).  Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Advanced CAD Technician, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 31 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation



Credit Hours

1. Occupational Courses (31 hours)
  DFTG 1101 CAD Fundamentals 4
  DFTG 1103 Multiview/Basic Dimensioning 4
  DFTG 1125 Architectural Fundamentals 4
  DFTG 1127 Architectural 3D Modeling 4
  DFTG 1129 Residential Drawing I 4
  DFTG 1131 Residential Drawing II 4
  DFTG 1133 Commercial Drawing I 4
  XXX xxxx  Guided Occupational Elective(s) 3
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