CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING2019 - 2020
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING (CADD) CERTIFICATE
Award: Certificate in Computer Aided Design and Drafting
No. of credits required: 
12
For more information: Contact Steve Johnson,443-412-2641, sjohnson@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This certificate program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) through familiarization with the computer, peripheral devices and specialized software. This program prepares students to function as entry-level CADD technicians and operators who assist engineers and architects in all design and drawing preparation phases.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon successful completion of the CADD certificate, students will be able to:
  1. Create and revise CADD drawings.
  2. Choose appropriate tools and techniques to produce effective and well organized CADD drawings.
  3. Use industry terminology and standards.
  4. Identify opportunities to improve productivity and accuracy and construct appropriate solutions.

REQUIRED COURSES
 NumberTitle Credits
 CADD 101Introduction to CADD 3   
 CADD 102Intermediate CADD 3   
 CADD 250Solid Modeling 
               or
 CADD 131Revit 1 
               or
 CADD 265Solidworks 3   
 CADD 252Customizing AutoCAD 3   
 Total Credits12  

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Conventional drafting practices have given way to the use of CADD. With the number of CADD positions continuing to increase into the future, employment opportunities will continue to grow. These opportunities include, but are not limited to the following: CADD Operator, Design Assistant, Layout or Mechanical Draftsperson, CADD Technician or Engineering technicians. Credits earned in this certificate program are applicable to the Associate of Applied Science degree in CADD.

 

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 and ENG 012, or ENG 018, and MATH 020. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.