Computer-Aided Design and Drafting*

Degree offered

Certificate of Recognition in Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Credits required 12

Dean

Sarmad Saman

Program contact

Eileen Young, Department Chair and Professor of Engineering and Technology, ext. 2746

Program Goals Statement

This one-year certificate program provides students with the needed skills to become a professional computer-aided architectural draftsperson, civil draftsperson, mechanical designer, or manufacturing operator in the engineering industry. Students learn fundamental concepts of engineering drawing through advanced computer-aided design techniques.

Program Information

  • This program serves as a solid base for advanced work in a degree program, with all courses transferring to BCC’s Automation, Civil, Electro-Mechanical, Environmental, Mechanical, and Structural Technology programs.
  • Students utilize high-tech computer equipment and the latest AutoDesk, SolidWorks, and/or CAM software.

After BCC

Graduates are prepared for positions as architectural and civil CAD operators/drafters and mechanical designers.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Architectural/Civil (complete all three courses)

Concentration Courses

CAD 122Architectural Drawing

3 credits

CAD 1253D Architecture, Building, and Landscape Design

3 credits

CAD 128Civil Drafting and Design

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Mechanical/Manufacturing (choose 3 courses)

CAD 111Advanced Computer Aided Design

3 credits

CAD 112Advanced Computer Aided Design II

3 credits

CAD 172Computer Aided Mechanical Design

3 credits

CAD 211Computer Aided Manufacturing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CAD 122Architectural Drawing

3 credits

Or

CAD 1253D Architecture, Building, and Landscape Design

3 credits

Or

CAD 128Civil Drafting and Design

3 credits

And

CAD 172Computer Aided Mechanical Design

3 credits

Or

CAD 111Advanced Computer Aided Design

3 credits

Architectural/Civil CAD 122 or CAD 125 or CAD 128

Mechanical/Manufacturing CAD 172 or CAD 111

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

CAD 122Architectural Drawing

3 credits

Or

CAD 1253D Architecture, Building, and Landscape Design

3 credits

Or

CAD 128Civil Drafting and Design

3 credits

And

CAD 111Advanced Computer Aided Design

3 credits

Or

CAD 112Advanced Computer Aided Design II

3 credits

Architectural/Civil CAD 122 or CAD 125 or CAD 128

 Mechanical/Manufacturing CAD 111 or CAD 112

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

CAD 122Architectural Drawing

3 credits

Or

CAD 1253D Architecture, Building, and Landscape Design

3 credits

Or

CAD 128Civil Drafting and Design

3 credits

And

CAD 112Advanced Computer Aided Design II

3 credits

Or

CAD 211Computer Aided Manufacturing

3 credits

Architectural/Civil CAD 122 or CAD 125 or CAD 128

Mechanical/Manufacturing CAD 112 or CAD 211

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