Computer-Aided Design and Drafting

Degree offered

Certificate of Recognition in Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Credits required 12

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Eileen Young, Department Chair and Professor of Engineering and Technology, eileen.young@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: CD

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.

Program 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 111Advanced Computer Aided Design

3 credits

Architectural/Civil CAD 122 or CAD 125 or CAD 128

Mechanical/Manufacturing CAD 112 or CAD 211

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