Drafting CAD Technology
A.A.S. - Occupational Degree
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).
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.
- 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 ability to solve advanced modeling problems with the assistance of Revit in design, and graphic systems as prescribed by the instructor.
- Develop a set of working drawings, assemble drawings and material lists associated with industrial graphics.
- Demonstrate technical skills to communicate architectural ideas.
- Use proper drafting standards and practices.
- Construct 3D solid models using the 3D workspace and viewports.
- Extract two-dimensional objects into 3D solid models.
- Prepare of residential and commercial site plans.
- Demonstrate CAD-BIM methodologies and skills for commercial and residential drawings.
- Apply information gathered on-site directly to drawings.
- 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.
- Select appropriate mechanical overlays/libraries for CAD drawing development.
- Explain the current drafting practices in manufacturing.
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.
First Semester: Fall
|DFT 100||AutoCAD 1 ‐ Drafting||3||Major Requirement|
|DFT 106||Revit 1 Introd to Revit Modeling‐Drafting||4||Major Requirement|
ENG 101 or ENG 107
Introduction to Composition
Freshman Composition 1/GE
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology/GE (recommended)||3||GE- Social and Behavioral Science|
|CIS 120||Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended)||3||Departmental Requirement|
Second Semester: Spring
|DFT 102||AutoCAD 2 ‐ Drafting 2||4||Major Requirement|
|DFT 201||Construction Graphics 1||4||Major Requirement|
|DFT 107||Revit 2 Revit Modeling‐Drafting||4||Major Requirement|
|ENG 101 or ENG 107||Freshman Composition 1/GE||3||GE- Composition|
|ENG 102||Freshman Composition 2/GE|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Applied Sciences or higher level approved math||3||GE- Mathematics|
Third Semester: Fall
|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)||4||Major Requirement|
|SPC 215||Public Speaking||3||GE- Additional Courses|
|ENV 101||Environmental Science (recommended)||4||GE- Physical and Biological Sciences|
Fourth Semester: Spring
|DFT 204||AutoCAD 4 ‐ Drafting 4||4||Major Requirement|
|DFT 209||Revit 4 Revit Structural ‐ Drafting||4||Major Requirement|
|PSY 101||Construction Management Field Operations||3||Departmental Requirement|
|PHI 105||Ethics/GE||3||GE- Humanities|