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Degree Plans - 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.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Degree Plan
First Semester  
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications 3
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling/Design 4
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations 3
Second Semester  
DFTG 1405 Introduction to Technical Drawing 4
Select 3 from eligible engineering design electives:  
XXXX x3xx Engineering Design elective 3
XXXX x3xx Engineering Design elective 3
XXXX x3xx Engineering Design elective 3

Eligible engineering design electives are as follows:

  • DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 
  • MCHN 1319 Manufacturing Materials and Processes 
  • DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting - Residential 
  • DFTG 2300 Intermediate Architectural Drafting - Residential 
  • ARCE 1452 Structural Drafting 
  • DFTG 1471 Process Piping Design I 
  • DFTG 1472 Process Piping Design II 
  • DFTG 2470 Process Piping Design III 
  • DFTG 2450 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 
  • DFTG 2306 Machine Design 
Total Semester Hours 27 Credits

Recommended Computer-Aided Drafting elective combinations: 

Architectural Design: DFTG 1417, DFTG 2300, ARCE 1452 

Process Piping Design: DFTG 1471, DFTG 1472, DFTG 2470 

Mechanical Design: MCHN 1319, DFTG 2450, DFTG 2306 

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