Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Basic Computer-aided Drafting

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Certificate (717.1)

The professional certificate in Basic Computer-aided Drafting is a fast track program designed for the student seeking a career in computer-aided drafting. Graduates may find employment as CAD operators, drafting technicians or engineering aides in technical professions that utilize computer generated engineering drawings and models.

Graduates can also use the credits earned in the certificate program to transfer into existing two-year associate's degree programs in CAD, drafting and engineering technology.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will:

  1. Apply the technical skills for employment as a drafter, a CAD drafter or a senior CAD drafter.
  2. Follow established technical specifications to prepare engineering drawings.
  3. Prepare routine drafting projects derived from layouts and sketches.
  4. Create working two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD drawings for engineering applications.
  5. Construct, edit and annotate feature based parametric models.

See also the degree program in Computer-aided Drafting and Design Technology.

See the Checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 26

First Semester

Course #       

Course Name

Credits

EDD-101

Engineering Drawing 1 

3

EDD-120

Introduction to Computer-aided Design         

4

EDD-135 

Introduction to Parametric Modeling

3

EDD-150

Introduction to Architectural Modeling

3

      

Total Credits

13

Second Semester

EDD-121 

Computer Asstd Drafting Applications 

4

SET-105

Technical Computing

3

      

Technical Electives1

6

      

Total Credits

13

Technical Electives1

CET 

Civil Engineering Technology 

      

EDD 

Engineering Drafting and Design 

      

EGR 

Engineering Science 

       

MET 

Mechanical Engineering Technology 

       

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