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.


GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT
Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Program Level - Undergraduate certificate
Program Length 1 year

Occupations: CADD drafting and design technician
CIP Code: 15.1302
SOC Code: 17-3019.00
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3019.00



*How much will this program cost me?
In-State (in-county) Tuition and fees: $1,986.00
Out-of-State Tuition and fees: $3,072.00
Books and supplies: $106.00
On-campus room & board: not offered

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:
Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *

* Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 1 year to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2016-2017, *% finished in 1 year.

*Less than 10 students completed this program in 2016-2017. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2016-2017 is *%.

* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Template: http://ww2.harford.edu/gedt/15.1302-GEDT.html