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Career-Specific Program Overview

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Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology

The Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology program at UACCM examines a wide range of drafting and design experiences to prepare students for entry-level positions in the drafting industry. The program introduces students to the drafting profession, principles, and technology used within the different drafting fields. Throughout the program, students learn and work with the following computer-aided drafting and 3-D modeling programs: AutoCAD, Inventor Professional, Revit Suite, and SDS/2. Students learn basic techniques for residential and commercial drafting, structural steel drafting, machine, and mechanical drafting. Realistic projects and working with clients are incorporated into the semester projects. The Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology program curriculum includes the study of design concepts and sustainability theories to give students an edge in today’s workplace.

Career Opportunities

  • Drafters (architectural, machine, or engineering)
  • Drafting designers
  • AutoCAD technicians
  • Structural technicians
  • Estimator
  • Salesperson
  • Electrical and electronics drafters

Degree/Certificate Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Proficiency in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology will be able to:

  • Be able to identify and define drafting symbols and terminology
  • Demonstrate competency in computer-aided drafting software.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Technical Certificate in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology will be able to:

  • Identify and define drafting symbols and terminology.
  • Demonstrate competency in computer-aided drafting software.
  • Create working drawings for manufacturing, construction, and telecommunications industries.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology will be able to:

  • Identify and define drafting symbols and terminology.
  • Demonstrate competency in computer-aided drafting software.
  • Create working drawings for manufacturing, construction, and telecommunications industries.
  • Interpret working drawings for manufacturing, construction, and telecommunications industries.
  • Demonstrate safe and professional work habits.
  • Gain employment in the computer-aided drafting industry.