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CAD Application

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in CAD Application program is designed to broaden students' design exposure and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology skills. Students will utilize industry standard CAD and building information modeling (BIM) software to produce three-dimensional (3D) drawings and parametric models. This will include presentation methods and construction documentation conventions for either the architecture or civil design fields. Students may apply these courses toward the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Architectural and Civil CAD Technology.

Details

Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
CAD Application (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5410N
Total credits required
12-37
Catalog Year
2022-2023
Effective Term
Fall 2020
Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for each course listed in the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply current standards in dimensioning, symbology, linetypes, lineweights, drawing notes for working drawings, design related drawings to read, interpret, and produce construction documents and portfolio-quality working drawings.
  2. Use the latest two-dimensional (2D), three-dimensional (3D), and 3D parametric modeling computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to develop technical drawings and solid models in a manner that is efficient and compliant with standard industry practices.
  3. Utilize building information modeling (BIM) concepts in project development.
  4. Employ the principles and theory of construction processes and properties of materials.
  5. Apply construction industry codes and standards.
  6. Produce sketches, multi-view layouts, sections, details, working drawings, and building components schedules.
  7. Utilize traditional modeling techniques and 3D printing for project conceptualization.
  8. Communicate with others in verbal and in written form to collaboratively solve problems within the discipline.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2021.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the locations, partners, and available tracks of the award.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated in the course sequence below. The differences between individual pathway map options may only be a few courses.

Pathway Map Option Details

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Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CAD100 Fundamentals of 2D Autocad OR Permission of Program Director based on equivalent industry experience 0–3
CAD101 Elements of CAD Graphics (AutoCAD) OR Permission of Program Director based on equivalent industry experience 0–3
DFT106 or
MAT150 or
MAT151 or
MAT152 or
MAT155 or
MAT156 or
MAT187
Algebra and Graphs for Design Technology or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions with Review or College Algebra/Functions with Review or Precalculus OR Permission of Program Director based on equivalent industry experience MA 0–6

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CAD105 or
CAD106
Fundamentals of Revit Architecture or Fundamentals of Civil 3D OR Permission of Program Director based on equivalent industry experience 0–3
CAD145 Design Principles for Industry OR Permission of Program Director based on equivalent industry experience 0–3
CAD201 Three-Dimensional (3D) Modeling and Advanced CAD Techniques OR Permission of Program Director based on equivalent industry experience 0–3
DFT107 or
MAT182
Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry for Design Technology or Plane Trigonometry Critical course OR Permission of Program Director based on equivalent industry experience.
Take DFT107 if DFT106 was selected in Term 1;
Take MAT182 if MAT15+ was selected in Term 1.
MA 0–3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CAD167 or
CAD186
Architectural Drawings I (Revit): Residential CAD or Site Development I 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CAD267 or
CAD286
Architectural Drawings II (Revit): Commercial CAD or Site Development II 3
CAD292 Current Developments in CAD Technology OR Permission of Program Director based on equivalent industry experience 0–1

Restricted Electives

Choose course(s) from the following list of options based on area(s) of interest and specialization. Course(s) selected must be in addition to those courses listed in term 1, 2, 3, and 4 and must be approved by Department Advisor.

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BLT263++ Any Building Codes course 3
CAD167 Architectural Drawings I (Revit): Residential CAD 3
CAD186 Site Development I 3
CAD235 Modeling, Rendering and Animation for Technical Presentations 3
CAD267 Architectural Drawings II (Revit): Commercial CAD 3
CAD286 Site Development II 3
CAD287 Advanced Revit Techniques 3
CAD292 Current Developments in CAD Technology May be repeated up to 3 times on different topics 1–3
CAD+++ Any other CAD Computer-Aided Drafting course(s) 1–3
CET211 Strength of Materials 3
DFT126 Building Trades Blueprint Reading 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in CAD Application (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm11?id=152993).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Previous Catalog Years

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.