CAD Technology (AAS)

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in CAD Technology provides students with experience in the manipulation of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional objects using industry standard CAD software and includes training in presentation and animation methods as well as in documentation conventions. Elective options in architecture, manufacturing, and civil projects supply focus on specific professional application software. Additionally, students are required to enroll in a departmental elective from a second professional group, thus broadening their experience of the design sector and heightening their perceptions of the range of design possibilities.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the program.

Select one of the following three areas of emphasis based on your interests:  Architecture, Manufacturing, or Civil, and take the courses listed for that track each semester.

This program has an embedded certificate (CCL) in CAD Fundamentals that you can receive before you finish your degree.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 15-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3    
CAD 101 Elements of CAD Graphics 3    
CAD 100 Fundamentals of 2D Autocad 3    
DFT 106 Algebra and Graphs for Design Technology OR 3    
MAT 150 College Algebra / Functions OR 5    
MAT 151 College Algebra / Functions OR 4    
MAT 152 College Algebra / Functions 3    
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
Semester II 15-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

In addition to the required core classes, take the three (3) credits listed for your selected specialty track.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of this semester to apply for your CAD Fundamentals certificate (CCL).

CAD 145 Survey of CAD 3    
CAD 201 Three-Dimensional (3D) Modeling and Advanced CAD Techniques 3    
DFT 107 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry for Design Technology OR 3    
MAT 182 Plane Trigonometry 3    
CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

CRE111 Critical Reading for Business and Industry OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0-3 credits)

(CRE111 is not currently available at GCC but may be offered at another MCCCD college.)

3    
ECN 211 Macroeconomic Principles OR 3    
ECN 212 Microeconomic Principles 3    
CAD 105 Fundamentals of Revit Architecture


[Architecture Track]

3    
OR      
CAD 175 Manufacturing Modeling


[Manufacturing Track]

3    
OR      
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Any 3 credits of Restricted Elective selected from the options listed below.

[Civil Track]

*    
Semester III 16 Credits Grade Sem/Year

In addition to the required core classes, take the six (6) credits listed for your selected specialty track.

CAD 235 Modeling, Rendering and Animation for Technical Presentations 3    
PHY 101 Introduction to Physics OR 4    
PHY 111 General Physics I 4    
COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication OR 3    
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication OR 3    
COM 225 Public Speaking OR 3    
COM 230 Small Group Communication 3    
CAD 167 Architectural Drawings I (Revit): Residential CAD AND 3    
BLT 263AL Building Codes: IRC OR

BLT263AK Building Codes: IBC OR
BLT263 Building Codes

[Architecture Track]

3    
OR      
CAD 245 Design and Modeling of Mechanisms AND 3    
CAD 281 Electro-Mechanical Product Documentation


[Manufacturing Track]

3    
OR      
REQ CRS Required course(s) not currently available at GCC. May be offered by other MCCCD colleges. AND

CET101 Surveying I (3 credits)

*    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Any CAD course(s) from list of Restricted Electives below (3 credits)

[Civil Track]

 

*    
Semester IV 18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

In addition to the required core classes, take the three (3) credits listed for your selected specialty track.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation.

 

CAD 295 Design Geometry 3    
CET 211 Strength of Materials 3    
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL OR 3    
ENG 111 Technical and Professional Writing 3    
CAD 267 Architectural Drawings (REVIT) II: Commercial CAD AND 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select a total of six (6) credits from list of options provided.

[Architecture Track]

*    
OR      
CAD 270 SolidWorks Application and Analysis Modules AND 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select a total of six (6) credits from list of options provided.

[Manufacturing Track]

*    
OR      
CAD 186 Site Development I

(CAD186 is offered at GCC in the first half of the spring semester only.)

AND

3    
CAD 286 Site Development II

(CAD 286 is offered in the second half of the spring semester only.)

AND

3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select a total of 3 credits from list of options provided.

[Civil]

*    
Restricted Electives 6 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Select your Restricted Electives (REs) from the options lisited below in consultation with the Program Director.  REs selected must be different from the courses specifically identified in the semester-by-semester sequence above for your Track. 

CAD 167 Architectural Drawings I (Revit): Residential CAD 3    
CAD 175 Manufacturing Modeling 3    
CAD 186 Site Development I 3    
CAD 245 Design and Modeling of Mechanisms 3    
CAD 267 Architectural Drawings (REVIT) II: Commercial CAD 3    
CAD 270 SolidWorks Application and Analysis Modules 3    
CAD 281 Electro-Mechanical Product Documentation 3    
CAD 286 Site Development II 3    
CAD 287 Architectural Drawings (REVIT) III: Advanced Revit Techniques 3    
DFT 121 Introduction to Architectural Drafting 3    
CAD 292 Current Developments in CAD Technology

(May repeat up to three times on different topics)

1    
CAD ANY Any Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) course

Not listed as an RE option above (1-3 credits)

*    
ART ANY Any Art (ART) course

(1-3 credits)

*    
ECE ANY Any Engineering Science (ECE) course

(1-3 credits)

*    
CIS ANY Any Computer Information Systems (CIS) course

(1-3 credits)

*    

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