May 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CAD Operator Certificate

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Program Description

The CAD Operator Certificate continues the students’ training in CAD teaching and then progresses to more advanced commands. Students learn how to create and edit attributes and blocks as well as XREFS. Section drawings and auxiliary views are covered. Paper space drawing is covered in depth. Students must complete the Drafter’s Aide certificate before entering the CAD Operator certificate. Technical courses apply to the degree or diploma program in Drafting Technology. Students must verify diploma level proficiency in math before program admission. (Program Length: 2 Semesters Minimum)

Students applying for this program must be accepted into the Drafting Technology degree or diploma program.

Employment Opportunities

Entry level 2-D CAD operator

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Essential Technical Courses (8 Credits)


(Completion of ONE concentration is required for graduation)

Mechanical Drafting Concentration (12 Credits)


Architectural Drafting Concentration (12 Credits)


Total Hours: 20

Suggested First Semester classes:

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