Drafting CAD Technology STEM Emphasis

A.A.S. - Occupational Degree


This program provides courses in the drafting CAD and technical subject areas as well as the required general education courses to prepare students to transfer to a university. Students should work closely with an Academic Advisor regarding the requirements at a specific four-year institution.

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


  • Demonstrate technical skills to communicate CAD drafting concepts using drawing and editing commands, basic object commands, and layers and drawing construction tools.
  • Use external references and create multi view layouts.
  • Demonstrate ability to solve modeling problems with the assistance of Revit in design, and graphic systems.
  • Demonstrate ability to solve advanced modeling problems with the assistance of Revit in design, and graphic systems as prescribed by the instructor.
  • Discuss the equipment, theory, drafting techniques and related industrial standards associated with industrial drawings.
  • Demonstrate ability to produce basic residential working drawings.
  • Draw lines, basic shapes, and geometric constructions, and edit drawings.
  • Construct blocks with attributes and use them in a drawing.
  • Prepare of profiles and cross sections.
  • Use one or more selected design discipline overlays and libraries for CAD-BIM drawing and development.
  • Use one or more selected design discipline overlays and libraries for CAD-BIM drawing and development. Perform basic rendering techniques to 3D models.
  • Demonstrate use of Revit program functions and techniques in the production of drawings as they relate to 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.
  • Apply American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards and geometric tolerance to manufacturing drawings.
  • Discuss microform systems and techniques.