CAD Operator and Designer Certificate, Credit Certificate
Certificates are awarded to students completing the course pattern with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Courses may be taken in any sequence as long as the prerequisites are met. The CAD certificate program prepares students to work as computer-aided drafters/designers in industry and to upgrade the skills of persons presently employed as drafters in a relatively short academic period by including only CADD and supporting courses. Course work completed in the CADD certificate program is fully applicable to the CADD Associate of Applied Science degree.
This certificate option prepares students for entry-level positions as AutoCAD operators, technicians, and detailers.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- create and revise CADD drawings in 2D and 3D formats;
- layout multi-view drawings at standard designated scales;
- utilize AutoCAD effectively to create well-organized drawing files;
- use industry terminology and standards to create technical drawings; and
- create a portfolio of technical drawings using industry standard software with accurate dimensioning and details.
Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 15*
This certificate program prepares students to work as computer-aided drafters/designers in industry and to upgrade the skills of persons presently employed as drafters in a relatively short academic period by including only CADD and supporting courses. The CAD Operator Designer Certificate prepares students for entry-level positions as AutoCAD operators, technicians, and detailers.
Type of Credential
Contacts and Additional Information
CCBC Catonsville, Michael Ehrlinger
443-840-4371 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Classes offered only at the Catonsville campus
- Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - For Computer-Aided Design for Architecture and Engineering, see Portfolio. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.
- Articulation and Transfer Agreements - While there are no program-specific agreements, see other types of agreements such as guaranteed admission, block transfer, and discounts.
Courses Needed for This Program*
Program Requirements and Electives - 15 Credits
- CADD 101 - Introduction to CADD
- CADD 103 - CAD Engineering Drawing I
- CADD 111 - CAD Applications – MicroStation
Choose two courses from the list:
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.