Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 
For more information: Contact Steve Johnson, 443-412-2641,; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

This program provides students with a sound knowledge of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) through familiarization with the computer, peripheral devices and specialized software. The program prepares students to function as skilled CADD professionals who assist engineers and architects in all design and drawing preparation phases.

Upon successful completion of the CADD program 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.

# CADD Electives
(Choose four courses)
 CADD 131Revit 1 3
 CADD 222Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
 CADD 250Solid Modeling 3
 CADD 260AutoLISP for AutoCAD 3
 CADD 265Solidworks 3
 CADD 273Cooperative Education III: Computer Aided Design and Drafting **3

** Students should contact Advising, Career and Transfer services for permission to register for Cooperative Education courses, 443-412-2301.

CADD has generally replaced conventional drafting practices, with the number of CADD positions steadily increasing. Employment opportunities will continue to grow. Designers, architects, drafters, engineering technicians, and engineers will be required to operate CADD systems effectively and proficiently in order to be functional in their respective or prospective positions.

According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment is expected to be approximately 200,000 by 2024.

Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
  Behavioral/Social Science  Arts/Humanities
  Biological/Physical Science  English Composition
  Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues  Mathematics
  Biological/Physical Laboratory Science
TO SATISFY THE DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit diversity course . It is recommended that students select one of the 3-credit , , course electives from those that also appear on the approved list of diversity course graduation requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
CADD 101Introduction to CADD 3
CIS 102Introduction to Information Sciences 3
ENG 101English Composition 3
ENGT 101Introduction to Engineering Technology 3
MATH 101College Algebra 3
 Semester Total15
Second Semester Credits
CADD 102Intermediate CADD 3
CMST 101Speech Fundamentals 3
MATH 103Trigonometry 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Career Based Elective ***3
Physical Education Elective1
 Semester Total16
Third Semester   Credits
ENG 209Technical Writing 3
CADD 252Customizing AutoCAD 3
CADD Elective # *3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4
 Semester Total16
Fourth Semester Credits
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
CADD Electives # *9
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total13

# Students should consult the CADD Electives course listing to the left.
* Certain CIS classes can be used as CADD electives. Recommended courses include CIS 111, CIS 118, CIS 135, CIS 145, CIS 205, CIS 207, and CIS 221.
** Students should contact Advising, Career and Transfer services for permission to register for Cooperative Education courses, 443-412-2301.
*** Choose from any BA, ACCT, CIS, CSI, ENGT or ELEC.