Drafting CAD

CERT - Occupational Certificate

This program prepares graduates for an entry-level position in the career field of drafting through instruction in the use of industry recognized drafting technologies. The content for this program is developed with support from an industry advisory committee to allow students the opportunity to gain work force entry-level skills. This program offers students to meet career objectives by focusing on standards, drafting practices and skill development in the use of computer assisted drafting (CAD).

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate (1) knowledge and ability in the use of computer assisted drafting (CAD) technology which will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position in the field and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the equipment, theory, drafting techniques, and related standards associated with CAD drafting.
  • Draw section views and graphic designs using AutoCAD’s hatch patterns.
  • Demonstrate Revit modeling systems and techniques.
  • Demonstrate advanced techniques in the use of Revit modeling.
  • Demonstrate CAD-BIM methodologies and skills for commercial and residential drawings.
  • Use one or more selected design discipline overlays and libraries for CAD-BIM drawing and development.
  • Define and work with user-defined coordinate systems to aid in the construction of 3D objects.
  • Demonstrate CAD methodology and skills needed for successful completion of AutoCAD certified exam.
  • Develop a Revit generated modeling project utilizing Revit techniques as prescribed by the instructor to represent mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and installations.
  • Demonstrate through the an assigned project task ability to solve structural modeling problems related to building systems and installations with the assistance of Revit in design, and graphic representations as prescribed by the instructor.

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 100 AutoCAD 1 - Drafting 3 Major Requirement
DFT 106 Revit 1 Introduction to Revit Modeling-Drafting 4 Major Requirement

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 102 AutoCAD 2 - Drafting 2 4 Major Requirement
DFT 107 Revit 2 Revit Modeling-Drafting 4 Major Requirement
DFT 201 Construction Graphics 1 4 Major Requirement

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 202 Construction Graphics 2 4 Major Requirement
DFT 203 AutoCAD 3 - Drafting 3 4 Major Requirement
DFT 208 Revit 3 Revit MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) - Drafting 4 Major Requirement

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 204 AutoCAD 4 - Drafting 4 4 Major Requirement
DFT 209 Revit 4 Revit Structural - Drafting 4 Major Requirement
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