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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

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 n/a 1 n/a n/a 1 1
ARC 111 Intro to Arch. Technology n/a 1 6 n/a 7 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: ENG 011
3 n/a n/a 3 3
DFT 151 CAD I n/a 2 3 n/a 5 3
SST 110 Intro to Sustainability n/a 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1 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 n/a 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 n/a 2 3 n/a 5 3
DFT 154 Intro to Solid Modeling n/a 2 3 n/a 5 3
MAT 171 Pre-Calculus Algebra
or
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement
Prerequisite for MAT 171: MAT 003 Tier 2 or MAT 143 or MAT 152
Corequisite for MAT 171: MAT 071
Prerequisite for MAT 110: MAT 003 Tier 1
Corequisite for MAT 110: MAT 010
3 or 2 2 or 2 n/a 5 or 4 4 or 3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Communication
or
COM 231 Public Speaking
Prerequisite for COM 120: none
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 n/a 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 n/a 3 n/a n/a 3 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
or
PHI 240 Intro to Ethics
Prerequisite for HUM 115: ENG 002 Tier 1
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 n/a 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 n/a 1 4 n/a 5 3
WBL 110 World of Work
or
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I
n/a 0 – 1 n/a 0 – 10 1 – 10 1
DFT 189 Emerging Tech in CAD n/a 1 2 n/a 3 2
PSY 150 Intro To Psychology Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 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 n/a 1 n/a n/a 1 1
ARC 111 Intro to Arch. Technology n/a 1 6 n/a 7 3
DFT 151 CAD I n/a 2 3 n/a 5 3
SST 110 Intro to Sustainability n/a 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 n/a 2 3 n/a 5 3
DFT 154 Intro to Solid Modeling n/a 2 3 n/a 5 3
COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Communication
or
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
Prerequisite for COM 120: none
Prerequisite for ENG 111: ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite for ENG 111: ENG 011
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 002 Tier 1
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 n/a 3 n/a n/a 3 3
DFT 259 CAD Project n/a 1 4 n/a 5 3
DFT 189 Emerging Tech in CAD n/a 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 n/a 1 n/a n/a 1 1
ARC 111 Intro to Arch. Technology n/a 1 6 n/a 7 3
DFT 151 CAD I n/a 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 n/a 2 3 n/a 5 3
DFT 259 CAD Project n/a 1 4 n/a 5 3
DFT 154 Intro to Solid Modeling n/a 2 3 n/a 5 3
Total Semester Hours 5 10 n/a 15 9
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 16