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Computer Aided Design (Associate in Applied Science Degree)

61-62 credit hours.

By enrolling in the Computer Aided Design program, you learn to use CAD systems to create drawings and models reflecting standard professional practices. You also learn about technical and architectural modeling and imaging, visualization techniques, projection principles, and typical engineering and architectural drawing concepts. As you are guided through problem-solving activities and design projects, you gain skills in team work and developing creative solutions. When you complete this program, you can seek employment as a CAD technician, CAD operator, engineering assistant, or architectural assistant.

General Education Core Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
COMM 101 Introduction to Oral Communications 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
MATH 109 or
MATH 141 or
TMAT 103
College Algebra for Math & Science or
Introduction to Statistics or
Technical Math I
4 or
4 or
4
MATH 128 or
TMAT 105
Trigonometry or
Technical Math II
3 or
4
  Physical Sciences Elective 4
  Total 17-18

Technical Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
BUSN 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
CAD 101 Introduction to AutoCAD 3
CAD 110 CAD Software Applications 3
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computer Information Science 4
MAIN 101 Industrial Electricity and Systems 3
TECH 114 Introduction to Technical Graphics 3
  Total 17

Core Requirements

Course Course Name Credit Hours
CAD 234 Commercial Architecture 3
CAD 235 Residential Architecture 3
CNST 101 Construction Material and Methods 3
CNST 113 Construction Documents & Quantity Takeoff 3
DMED 120 Computer Imaging and Design 3
DMED 260 Computer Animation 3
ENGR 110 Engineering Graphics 3
MFTG 115 Manufacturing & Production Processes 3
REEC 110 Green Building Technology 3
  Total 27

Students are encouraged to pursue a certificate program in conjunction with the AAS degree.

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