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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Degree Plan: Computer-Aided Design Operator Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Eastfield Campus)

  • 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.OPERATOR

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
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
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
+Elective Technical Elective (one course) 3-4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
Semester Total 7-8
Minimum Hours Required 18-19

+Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARCE 1303 Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction 3
ARCE 2452 Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Systems 4
ARTV 1302 Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation 1 3
DFTG 1329 Electro - Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics - Drafting 3
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting - Residential 4
DFTG 1430 Civil Drafting 1 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 2336 Computer-Aided Drafting Programming 3
DFTG 2347 Advanced Technical Animation and Rendering 3
DFTG 2402 Machine Drafting 4
DFTG 2423 Pipe Drafting 4
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting-Commercial 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.