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Degree Plans - Computer Aided Design and Drafting - Computer-Aided Design and Drafting AAS (Archived)

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep Enhanced Skills Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CADD

This program prepares the student for employment in a wide range of industries as a CAD operator, printed circuit board designer or technician. Information in related fields is provided to enable the student to work effectively with engineers, technologists, architects and professional staff. Enrollment in CADD cooperative work experience courses (co-op) provides students with on-the-job experience while in the program.



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
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics OR (3)
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra (3)


+Elective DFTG Course OR 3-4
INMT 1343 Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) (3)
+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
+++Elective Technical Elective 3-4
+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)


+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
PYSC 2301 Introduction to Psychology OR 3
PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology (3)
+++Elective Technical Elective OR 3-4
DFTG 2380 Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General (3)
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
+Elective DFTG Course 3-4


+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
+Elective DFTG Course OR 3-4
DFTG 2381 Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General (3)
++++Elective Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3-4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
Minimum Hours Required 60-70

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 1329 Electro-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

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives:

++Elective - must select any three-credit course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

Technical Electives:

+++Technical Electives - must be selected from the following 1:

ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1325 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications 4
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
COSC 1401 Microcomputer Concepts and Applications 4
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITSC 2435 Application Software Problem Solving 4
ITSE 1422 Introduction to C Programming 4
SMFT 1343 Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology I 3
SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations 3
SRVY 1419 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
SRVY 1491 Special Topics in Surveying 4
SRVY 2305 Geographic Information Systems Applications 3

1 NOTE: Other three- or four-credit hour technical courses may be taken with the approval of the Computer Aided Design and Drafting Department.

Natural Science/Mathematics Elective:

++++Natural Sciences/Mathematics Elective - any three- or four-credit course must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Natural Science/Mathematics.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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