Degrees Offered - Computer-Aided Drafting (Certificate) | TJC

Degrees Offered - Computer-Aided Drafting (Certificate)

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Do you have a keen eye for detail and a penchant for drawing, but love to solve problems too? Computer Aided Drafting could be the perfect fit for you. As technology continues to advance, employers will look for designers with a strong background in fundamental design principles, a higher level of technical sophistication and an ability to apply their knowledge to a broader range of responsibilities.

In our certificate program you’ll learn how to prepare technical drawings used to build everything from manufactured products to structures such as houses, office buildings and oil pipelines. We offer you the strong academic and technical background you’ll need to work and advance in this industry.

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Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 1305 Introduction to Technical Drawing 3
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations 3
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting-Residential  OR
MCHN 1319 OR
DFTG 2323
Second Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling/Design 3
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I 3
DFTG 2300 Interm. Architect. Drafting-Residential OR
DFTG 2306 OR
DFTG 2345
DFTG 2328 Architectural Drafting-Commercial OR
DFTG 2350 OR
ARCE 1352

Total Semester Hours: 24


Engineering design electives are as follows:

Architectural Design emphasis:
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting - Residential
DFTG 2300 Intermediate Architectural Drafting – Residential
DFTG 2328 Architectural Drafting – Commercial

Mechanical Design emphasis:
MCHN 1319 Manufacturing Materials and Processes
DFTG 2306 Machine Design
DFTG 2350 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Process Piping Design emphasis:
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting
DFTG 2345 Advanced Pipe Drafting
ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting