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.

 


Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
CAD-101 Computer Aided Engineering Graphics 4
CIM-101 Machine Shop Practices 3
CST-103 Microcomputer Operating Systems I: Workstations 3
EGR-103 Technical Drawing 3
    16
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
CAD-102 Advanced Computer Aided Engineering Graphics 3
CAD-107 Parametric Design: AutoDesk Inventor 3
CST-102 Introduction to Networking 3
CST-106 Microcomputer Operating Systems II: Server Systems or  
CIM-221 CNC Programming and CAM 3/4
HPE.... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    16/17
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
CAD-201 CADD Applications: MicroStation 3
MTH-125 Accelerated Precalculus1 or  
MTH-140 Calculus I 4
PHY-103 Physics I for Non-Science Majors or  
PHY-101 Physics I or  
PHY-201 Physics III 4
...-... Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective 3
HPE.... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    15
Second Semester
CAD-202 Advanced CADD Project or  
EGR-208 Co-op I: Engineering 3
CAD-205 Architectural CADD Using Revit 3
CAD-206 Solids Modeling: SolidWorks 3
MTH-132 Statistics for Technology or  
MTH-150 Calculus II 4
...-... Social Science General Education Elective 3
    16
  Total Minimum Credits 63
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 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 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