2020-2021 Academic Catalog

A.S. in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting

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Program Description

This Associate of Science in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) degree provides practical skills, knowledge and experience in technical drafting, design and computer-aided drawing techniques using the latest software. Students also gain associated knowledge in production through studies in manufacturing processes, materials and the use of precision measuring tools. The primary focus is on total design and development for manufacturing and includes hands-on practice in the design and integration of related parts and components.  

Deliver Mode

Traditional (on campus)


The following four-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in two years.

Course Credits
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
GET 130  Intro to Engineering Tech 3
ITE 115  Interpreting and Sketching of Technical Drawings
MAT 181  College Algebra* 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Elective 3
Second Semester 16
ENG 217  Scientific and Technical Writing 3
ITE 151  3D Printing 3
ITE 215  Computer Aided Drafting/Design I 3
MAT 191  College Trigonometry 3
PHY 121  General Physics I 4
Third Semester 15
ITE 181  Materials Technology I 3
ITE 251  Product Design/Development 3
ITE 315  CAD in 3 Dimensions 3
Technical Elective 3
Any CIS/CSC Course on Menu 3
Fourth Semester 13
Technical Electives 6
General Education Course 4
Free Elective 3
Total 60

* Placement by testing. Students who are not required to take College Algebra may use these credits as free electives.

Approved Technical Electives (6 credits)

  • ITE 341  Quality Control (3 credits)
  • Select one from the approved courses below:
    • ITE 165  Machine Processing I (3 credits)
    • ITE 250  Intro to Automation (3 credits)
    • ITE 320  Architectural Drafting & Design (3 credits)
    • ITE 415  Geometric Dim & Tolerancing (3 credits)
    • ITE 416  Intro to Finite Element Analysis (3 credits)
    • RET 110  Agile Robotics I (3 credits) 

Program Notes

  • Students considering completion of a bachelor's degree in Technology should select General Education credits that apply.