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Degree Plans - Computer Aided Design and Drafting - Computer-Aided Design Advanced Operator Certificate (Archived)


(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.


This certificate program prepares a student to become certified as an advanced CADD operator and enter the work force. Jobs performed would include making 2D and 3D CADD drawings using AutoCAD software. In addition, the student would be capable of customizing the AutoCAD program and have additional skills in solid modeling and specific areas of CADD.



DFTG 1340 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Systems OR 3
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading OR (3)
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching (3)
DFTG 1405 Technical Drafting OR 4
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration (4)
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
+Elective DFTG Course 2-4


+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics OR (3)
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
Minimum Hours Required 29-33

DFTG Course Electives:

+DFTG Courses - must be selected from the following:

ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
ARTV 1302 Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
DFTG 1215 Architectural Blueprint Reading 2
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1329 Electro-Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics - Drafting 3
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting - Residential 4
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
DFTG 1491 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 4
DFTG 1492 Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1495 Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 2312 Technical Illustration and Presentation 3
DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 3
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 3
DFTG 2336 Computer-Aided Drafting Programming 3
DFTG 2347 Advanced Technical Animation and Rendering 3
DFTG 2350 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
DFTG 2402 Machine Drafting 4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 4
DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting 4
DFTG 2435 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting 4
DFTG 2438 Final Project - Advanced Drafting 4
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling/Design 4

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