Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD Design)
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design curriculum trains individuals who want to work in Architectural, Engineering, Drafting and Interior Design firms. Computer aided drafting and design students will learn how to draw different engineering plans with industry-standard computer drafting programs like AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Revit. The computer aided drafting and design program also provides students with knowledge of Mechanical Engineering Drafting, Architectural Drafting, Interior Design Drafting, Electrical & Electronics Drafting. The program includes courses such as Construction Print Reading, Industrial Print Reading, Portfolio Design, and Technical Writing & Composition that are needed in the job market. Thecomputer aided drafting and design school provides expanded knowledge and understanding of general education courses which are beneficial to student’s interactions within their community and beyond.
The diagram below highlights the major topics covered in the program. Upon successful completion, the graduates of the computer drafting and design school receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design. For complete and detailed information please download the program brochure below or call to speak with an Advisor.
Graduates of the computer aided drafting and design program earn an AAS Degree in Computer Drafting and Design (CAD Design) and will be ready for employment in all related positions, such as: a drafter for state public work in engineering department or in engineering department of manufacturing company, architectural, or interior design firms. This CAD school program provides a foundation for graduates interested in setting up their own independent business as a drafting consultant firm to be a support service for manufacturing and architectural industries.
For admission to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Computer Aided Drafting and Design program, the students must have proof of high school graduation or equivalent, obtain a passing score on the school entrance exam and be interviewed by the Admissions Department.
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This program may be offered in the morning, afternoon or evening sessions. The morning and afternoon sessions are taught 5 days per week for approximately 48 weeks of instruction. In the evening sessions, the computer aided drafting and design program is taught 4 days per week for approximately 76 weeks of instruction. This is a 65-semester credit hour program with 1200 classroom hours.
More information on career outlook for CAD Drafters and Architectural & Civil Drafters, related to the computer aided drafting and design degree, could be obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net under the Standard Occupational Classification Codes 17-3011.01 and 17-3011.02.
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