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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate

Certificate | COMP.CAD.CT | CIP Code: 15.9999
Visit Center for Advanced Technology, Room 129 or call 301-546-0752 for your faculty advisor

Program Description

The Computer-Aided Drafting certificate program provides students with the background required to obtain entry-level employment in the computer-aided drafting (CAD) field. Students will learn to create complex mechanical and architectural drawings using industry-standard AutoCAD software. Most courses within this program can be used in the Information Technology A.A.S. program of study.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate will be able to:

  • Use the AutoCAD command prompt and menus to create and edit complete two-dimensional AutoCAD drawings that use multiple layers and dimensioning techniques
  • Use AutoCAD software to create three-dimensional drawings using wireframe and solid models
  • Produce a complete set of working drawings after taking a set of initial measurements for a complex mechanical part or building

Sequence of Study - Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 18 Credits