Computer Aided Drafting & Design – The Computer Aided Drafting and Design program is a two or four semester career area that provides students with the occupational and technical skills for job entry in manufacturing and construction or college entrance in the fields of engineering and architecture.

The architectural curriculum of this course emphasizes design studies and technical information, and the production of construction drawings. Interior design, landscape design and the development and study of energy efficient housing is incorporated in the curriculum to prepare students for changes in the housing industry. The engineering curriculum of this course emphasizes principles and practices, engineering standards and the use of references and technical information.

Industrial production practices and design are learned in a hands-on practical environment.

Prerequisites: Drafting recommended.

Grades: 11-12

High School credit: .5 credit per block each semester

May earn DMACC credit as follows:

Year One:
CAD 119 Intro to Computer Aided Drafting 3 credits (F)

CAD 125 Interm CADD-Mechanical 3 credits (S)
SDV 164 Electronic Portfolio 2 credits (S)

Year Two:
CAD 126 Interm CADD – Architectural 3 credits (F)
CAD 151 CAD Graphics I 6 credits (S)
CAD 152 CAD Graphics II 6 credits (S)