2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Degree Plan: Computer-Aided Design Operator Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

(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 entry-level CADD operator and enter the work force. Jobs performed would entail 2D and 3D CADD drawings using AutoCAD software.



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


+Elective DFTG Course (one course) 2-4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
Minimum Hours Required 17-19

+Drafting Courses Electives - must select from the following:

ARCE 1303 Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction 3
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 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 2428 Architectural Drafting-Commercial 4
DFTG 2430 Civil Drafting 4
DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting 4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided 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

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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