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Computer Aided Drafting Technology AOS
People who work in computer aided drafting technology use their skills to create two- and three-dimensional drawings on the computer. These drawings are used to visually represent buildings, bridges, canals, and houses. Computer aided drafting operators (technicians) take the sketches of an engineer, architect, or designer and produce a set of technical drawings.
In addition to a strong emphasis on computer aided drafting, the major gives students a background in mathematics, building systems, construction regulations, site utilities, and materials and methods used in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.
Graduates will enter businesses and industries that need technical employees with skills in computer aided drafting technology and a broad knowledge of applications and procedures. Graduates will work in architectural, engineering, or construction firms creating engineering drawings.
Places of employment
Graduates of this major will find work in a variety of settings, including engineering firms, government agencies, and architectural and construction firms. Positions for which graduates qualify include drafters/technicians for architectural, highway design, and civil environments.
Successful completion of a sampling experience either through the Summer Vestibule Program or an equivalent career exploration course is a prerequisite, as are the following:
English: Placement into Career English I (NENG-212) or above. Students successfully completing an AOS degree typically enter with reading scores equivalent to 8.0 on the California Reading Test.
Mathematics: Placement into Integrated Algebra (NMTH-212) or a higher-level course. Typically, students entering this major will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.
Science: Placement into Physics of Matter (NSCI-154) or a higher-level course. Typically, students entering this major will have completed at least three years of high school science. High school physics would be beneficial.
Computer aided drafting technology, AOS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|NCAD-112||Computing Tools for ET||3|
|NCAD-150||Engineering Graphics in AEC||3|
|NENG-212||NTID LAS Foundation: Career English I||3|
|NMTH-212||NTID LAS Foundation- Mathematics: Integrated Algebra||3|
|NCAD-170||Construction CAD I||3|
|NCAD-108||Data Collection and Analysis||3|
|NCAD-180||Civil Technology Graphics||3|
|NENG-213||NTID LAS Foundation: Career English II||3|
|NCAD-220||Construction CAD II||3|
|NCAD-255||Construction Materials and Methods I||3|
|NCAD-275||Principles of Structural Systems||3|
|NSCI-154||NTID LAS Perspective-Scientific Processes: Physics of Matter||3|
|NCAD-201||Job Search Process for CADT||3|
|NCAD-230||Construction CAD III||3|
|NCAD-265||Construction Materials and Methods II||3|
|NCAD-240||Advanced Construction CAD||3|
|NTID LAS Perspective†||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||67|
Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing associate degrees are required to complete one Wellness course.
† NTID LAS Perspective course may be from any of these three Perspective categories: ASL-Deaf Cultural Studies; Communication, Social & Global Awareness; and Creative and Innovative Exploration.
‡ Choose one from the following list of courses, or another course by departmental approval, Principles of Design and Color (NAIS-120), Raster and Vector Graphics (NAIS-130), Scenic and Lighting Technology (NHSS-223), Materials of Construction w/ Lab (CVET-140, 141), Surveying w/ Lab (CVET-160, 161). Permission required for CVET-140, 141 and CVET-160, 161.