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Computer Aided Drafting

Computer Aided Drafting is used to design, develop and optimize products, which can be goods used by end consumers or intermediate goods used in other products. CAD is also extensively used in the design of tools and machinery used in the manufacture of components, and in the drafting and design of all types of buildings, from small residential types to large commercial and industrial structures.

CAD is mainly used for detailed engineering of 3-D models and/or 2-D drawings of physical components, but it is also used throughout the engineering process from conceptual design and layout of products, through strength and dynamic analysis of assemblies, to definition of manufacturing methods of components.

CAD has become an especially important technology, with benefits, such as lower product development costs and a greatly shortened design cycle. It enables designers to lay out and develop their work on screen, print it out and save it for future editing, saving a lot of time on their drawings.

Computer Aided Drafting is a discipline in the Career and Technical Education division.

Current CADD course offerings:

CADD-100 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting
CADD-105 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting
CADD-120 Architectural Drafting I
CADD-140 Technical Drafting I
CADD-141 Technical Drafting II
CADD-198 Special Topics in CADD
CADD-200 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting
CADD-210 CADD Project
CADD-220 Architectural Drafting II
CADD-225 Architectural Computer Aided Drafting I
CADD-230 Civil Drafting I
CADD-231 Civil Drafting II
CADD-242 Advanced Technical Drafting
CADD-245 Solid Modeling and Parametric Design
CADD-260 Introduction to CAD/CAM
CADD-290 Internship in CADD
CADD-295 Independent Study