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Computer-Aided Drafting Technology

CAD Student

Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Technology program will teach you the technical skills needed to manage the hardware and software, as well as develop plans and related documentation, of a computer-aided design system.

Course work includes:

  • Architectural drafting
  • Computer-assisted drafting and design
  • Creating and managing two- and three-dimensional models
  • Linking CAD documents to other software applications
  • Operating systems

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Degree and Certificate Options

  • Computer-Aided Drafting Technology — Associate in Applied Science
  • Computer-Aided Drafting Technology — Diploma
  • Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate

Transferring to a Four-Year College or University

East Carolina University BS in Industrial Technology (BSIT) Associate in Applied Science Transfer Program

Careers

Employment opportunities include CAD positions with industrial design, architectural and engineering consulting firms.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Curriculum Guides

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ISC 110 Workplace Safety none 1 n/a n/a 1 1
ARC 111 Intro to Arch. Technology none 1 6 n/a 7 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
DFT 151 CAD I none 2 3 n/a 5 3
SST 110 Intro to Sustainability none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers Prerequisites: Appropriate placement, or ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 2 2 n/a 4 3
Total Semester Hours 12 11 n/a 23 16
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ARC 112 Constr. Material/Methods none 3 2 n/a 5 4
ARC 113 Residential ARC Tech. Prerequisite: ARC 111
Corequisite: ARC 112
1 6 n/a 7 3
DFT 152 CAD II none 2 3 n/a 5 3
DFT 154 Intro to Solid Modeling none 2 3 n/a 5 3
MAT 171 Pre-Calculus Algebra
or
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement
Prerequisites for MAT 171 — take one set:
Set 1: DMA 010-080
Set 2: DMA 010-050 and DMA 065
Set 3: MAT 121
Prerequisites for MAT 110: DMA 010-030
3 or 2 2 or 2 n/a 5 or 4 4 or 3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Communication
or
COM 231 Public Speaking
Prerequisites for COM 120: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
Prerequisite for COM 231: ENG 111
3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 13 – 14 16 n/a 29 – 30 19 – 20
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
SST 140 Green Bld-Design Concepts none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
DFT 153 CAD III Prerequisite: DFT 152 2 3 n/a 5 3
DFT 254 Intermediate Solid Modeling Prerequisite: DFT 154 2 3 n/a 5 3
MEC 161 Manufacturing Processes I none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
or
PHI 240 Intro to Ethics
Prerequisites for HUM 115: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
Prerequisite for PHI 240: ENG 111
3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 13 6 n/a 19 15
Second Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ISC 130 Intro to Quality Control none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
ARC 212 Commercial Construction Prerequisite: ARC 111
Corequisite: ARC 112
1 6 n/a 7 3
DFT 259 CAD Project none 1 4 n/a 5 3
WBL 110 World of Work
or
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I
none 0 – 1 n/a 0 – 10 1 – 10 1
DFT 189 Emerging Tech in CAD none 1 2 n/a 3 2
PSY 150 Intro To Psychology Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080, or ENG 085, or DRE 097, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 9 – 10 12 0 – 10 22 – 31 15
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree 65 – 66
First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ISC 110 Workplace Safety none 1 n/a n/a 1 1
ARC 111 Intro to Arch. Technology none 1 6 n/a 7 3
DFT 151 CAD I none 2 3 n/a 5 3
SST 110 Intro to Sustainability none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 7 9 n/a 16 10
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
DFT 152 CAD II none 2 3 n/a 5 3
DFT 154 Intro to Solid Modeling none 2 3 n/a 5 3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Communication
or
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
Prerequisites for COM 120: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for ENG 111: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 7 6 n/a 13 9
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
or
PHI 240 Intro to Ethics
Prerequisites for HUM 115: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
Prerequisite for PHI 240: ENG 111
3 n/a n/a 3 3
DFT 153 CAD III Prerequisite: DFT 152 2 3 n/a 5 3
DFT 254 Intermediate Solid Modeling Prerequisite: DFT 154 2 3 n/a 5 3
Total Semester Hours 7 6 n/a 13 9
Second Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ISC 130 Intro to Quality Control none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
DFT 259 CAD Project none 1 4 n/a 5 3
DFT 189 Emerging Tech in CAD none 1 2 n/a 3 2
Total Semester Hours 5 6 n/a 11 8
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 36
First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ISC 110 Workplace Safety none 1 n/a n/a 1 1
ARC 111 Intro to Arch. Technology none 1 6 n/a 7 3
DFT 151 CAD I none 2 3 n/a 5 3
Total Semester Hours 4 9 n/a 13 7
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
DFT 152 CAD II none 2 3 n/a 5 3
DFT 259 CAD Project none 1 4 n/a 5 3
DFT 154 Intro to Solid Modeling none 2 3 n/a 5 3
Total Semester Hours 5 10 n/a 15 9
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 16