CADD: Computer Aided Drafting & Design

The Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) associate degree program is a lab-intensive, hands-on approach to training in the fields of engineering graphics and computer based drafting and design. This career-oriented major includes instruction on the use of a number of the most popular industry-standard graphics and drafting software applications. The program has a basic general education core along with introductory manufacturing and computer courses. A cooperative education option is also available.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) associate degree program is a lab-intensive, hands-on approach to training in the fields of engineering graphics and computer based drafting and design. This career-oriented major includes instruction on the use of a number of the most popular industry-standard graphics and drafting software applications. The program has a basic general education core along with introductory manufacturing and computer courses. A cooperative education option is also available.

 


CodeCourseCredits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101English Composition I3
CAD-101Computer Aided Engineering Graphics4
CIM-101Machine Shop Practices3
CST-103Microcomputer Operating Systems I: Workstations3
EGR-103Technical Drawing3
  16
Second Semester
ENG-102English Composition II3
CAD-102Advanced Computer Aided Engineering Graphics3
CAD-107Parametric Design: AutoDesk Inventor3
CST-102Introduction to Networking3
CST-106Microcomputer Operating Systems II: Server Systems or 
CIM-221CNC Programming and CAM3/4
HPE....Health & Exercise Science Elective1
  16/17
CodeCourseCredits
Second Year / First Semester
CAD-201CADD Applications: MicroStation3
MTH-125Accelerated Precalculus1 or 
MTH-140Calculus I4
PHY-103Physics I for Non-Science Majors or 
PHY-101Physics I or 
PHY-201Physics III4
...-...Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective3
HPE....Health & Exercise Science Elective1
  15
Second Semester
CAD-202Advanced CADD Project or 
EGR-208Co-op I: Engineering3
CAD-205Architectural CADD Using Revit3
CAD-206Solids Modeling: SolidWorks3
MTH-132Statistics for Technology or 
MTH-150Calculus II4
...-...Social Science General Education Elective3
  16
 Total Minimum Credits63
1 The Precalculus Mathematics I (MTH-123) & Precalculus Mathematics II (MTH-124) series of courses may be substituted for Accelerated Precalculus (MTH-125).

Program Goals

  • To provide students with the ability to propose, develop, complete and articulate professional Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) presentations based on their designs.
  • To equip students with a working knowledge of the modern computer platforms upon which CAD software is mounted.
  • To assure students can employ and demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • To prepare students to qualify for entry-level employment in any of the disciplines of computer aided drafting such as architectural, mechanical and electrical design or any related field such as space planning, solids modeling and civil site preparation.
  • To instill a spirit of lifelong lifelong learning which encourages students to transfer to a baccalaureate program in engineering technology.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Solve basic and complex drafting and design application problems using industry standard 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional software and feature-based parametric design software.
  2. Apply the fundamentals of computer aided drafting and design disciplines such as architectural, mechanical and electrical engineering.
  3. Utilize industry standard microcomputer CADD software and the hardware, operating systems and peripherals used to facilitate them.
  4. Create free-hand sketches, engineering notes and scaled drawings using American National Standards (ANSI) and/or International Standards Organization (ISO) specifications.

Employment Opportunities

  • CADD operator
  • CADD technician
  • Computer draftsperson
  • Design drafter
  • Drafting detailer

Contact Persons

Dr. Melvin L. Roberts, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4942
email: mroberts@camdencc.edu

Professor Domenic Priolo
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4445
email: dpriolo@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

15.1301

Program Code

CAD.AAS