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Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
2014 - 2015 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

Program Options:

AAS – Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
Certificate – Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
Certificate – Mechanical Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
Enhanced Skills Certificate – CADD
MSAA – AutoCAD


High-tech industries are constantly creating new career opportunities in exciting, highly specialized fields. The degree opportunities in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) provide both an educational foundation in computer-aided design and insight into current industry practices. Students in Collin’s intensive CADD hands-on training program are taught the skills a designer, CADD operator, architect, or engineer needs for successful CADD operations.

Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with the Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program to verify course transferability.

 

 AAS – Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
62 credit hours

 

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting
ENGL 1301 Composition I
MATH 1314 College Algebra
1
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication  (See other Speech Options)

Second Semester
CETT 1303 DC Circuits
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting
DFTG   2328 Architectural Drafting - Commercial
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry

Summer
DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting


SECOND YEAR
First Semester

DFTG 2332 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting
ECON 1301 Introduction to Economics (See other Social / Behavioral Sciences Options)
HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I  (See other Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
PHYS 1401 College Physics I
ELECTIVE*

Second Semester
DFTG 2336 Computer-Aided Drafting Programming (Capstone)
DFTG 2381 Cooperative Education - Drafting and Design Technology / Technician, General
ENTC 1323 Strength of Materials
PHYS 1402 College Physics II
ELECTIVE *


1. May substitute MATH-1316, MATH-1324, MATH-1325, MATH-1332, MATH-1342, MATH-1350, MATH-1351, MATH-1414, MATH-2305, MATH-2312, MATH-2318, MATH-2320, MATH-2413, MATH-2414, MATH-2415, MATH-2417, or MATH-2419

* Electives (6 credit hours): ARCE-1352, ARCE-2352, BUSI-1301, DFTG-1317, DFTG-1345, DFTG-1371, DFTG-2300, DFTG-2321, DFTG-2335, DFTG-2381, or ENGL-2311

 

 

Certificate – Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

30 credit hours


FIRST YEAR
First Semester
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting

Second Semester
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting


SECOND YEAR
First Semester

DFTG 2332 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting
ELECTIVE*
ELECTIVE*

Second Semester
DFTG 2328 Architectural Drafting – Commercial
DFTG 2336 Computer-Aided Drafting Programming (Capstone)
ELECTIVE *
ELECTIVE *


* Electives (12 credit hours): ARCE-1352,   ARCE-2352, DFTG-1317, DFTG-1333, DFTG-1345, DFTG-2300, DFTG-2321, DFTG-2335, DFTG-2350, or DFTG-2381

 

 


Certificate – Mechanical Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
30 credit hours


FIRST YEAR
First Semester

DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting

Second Semester
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting
ENTC 1323 Strength of Materials

Summer
DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting


SECOND YEAR
First Semester

DFTG 1371 Mechanical Drafting –Fundamentals of Sheetmetal Design
DFTG 2350 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
ELECTIVE *

Second Semester
DFTG 1345 Parametric Modeling and Design
DFTG 2335 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting (Capstone)


* Elective (3 credit hours): ARCE-1352, DFTG-1317, DFTG-2321, DFTG-2328, DFTG-2332, DFTG-2336, or DFTG-2381

 

 


Enhanced Skills Certificate – CADD
9 credit hours

The Enhanced Skills Certificate in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design provides additional training in specific job skills that supplement those acquired within the AAS degree program.   Prerequisite: Completion of the AAS in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design.


First Semester

DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting
DFTG 1345 Parametric Modeling and Design
ELECTIVE*

* Elective (3 credit hours): Any ARCE, DFTG, ENGR, or ENTC course not listed above

 

 

 

MSAA – AutoCAD
12 credit hours


This program prepares students to design and draft in 2 dimensions and 3 dimensions. Also, students will be taught how to customize AutoCAD to enhance productivity.

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Having working knowledge of geometry will be a plus for students.


FIRST YEAR
First Semester
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting

Second Semester
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting

 

SECOND YEAR
First Semester

DFTG 2332 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting

Second Semester
DFTG 2336 Computer-Aided Drafting Programming (Capstone)

 

Note: Some of the courses in these award programs may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions


 

Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.


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CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Department Chair:
Dave Galley
PRC - H213
972.377.1676

Computer-Aided Drafting and
Design Faculty Contact:
Warner Richeson
PRC - H114
972.377.1689

Academic Advisor:
Catherine Smith
PRC – F134
972.377.1780