2022 - 2023 Dallas College Catalog

2022 - 2023 Catalog
Program: Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Title: Advanced Mechanical Drafting Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only
  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CADD.ADV.MECH

This program prepares a student to become certified as an advanced CADD operator. Coursework includes the creation of 2D and 3D CADD drawings using AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or other modeling software in support of industry trends and technology advancements. In addition, the student would be capable of customizing the CAD software program, with additional skills in solid modeling and other areas of CADD.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1405 Introduction to Technical Drawing 4
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1395 Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 3
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 2380 Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General OR 3
+Elective Technical Elective (one course) (3-4)
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling/Design 4
Semester Total 7-8
Minimum Hours Required 29-30

+Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1329 Electro - Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics - Drafting 3
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 4
DFTG 2435 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting 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.