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Computer Aided Drafting Technology AOS

Semester Requirements

Dino Laury, Chairperson
(585) 286-4613 (VP), dino@mail.rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/NTID/cadt

Program overview

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.

On-the-job responsibilities

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Curriculum

Computer aided drafting technology, AOS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
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
NCAR-100 Freshman Seminar 1
NCAD-170 Construction CAD I 3
NCAD-108 Data Collection and Analysis 3
NCAD-180 Civil Technology Graphics 3
NMTH-220 Trigonometry 3
NENG-213 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English II 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
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-285 MEP Systems 3
NCAD-280 GIS Fundamentals 3
NCAD-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
NCAD-240 Advanced Construction CAD 3
NCAD-250 Presentation Graphics 3
  Professional/Technical Elective‡ 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.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

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 program gives students a background in mathematics, building systems, construction regulations, site utilities, and materials and methods used in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.

On-the-job responsibilities

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 program 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.

Prerequisites

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 English level C 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 Foundations of Algebra (0884-180) or a higher-level course. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.

Science: Placement into Physics of Matter (0885-154) or a higher-level course. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least three years of high school science. High school physics would be beneficial.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Computer aided drafting technology, AOS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0813-220 Engineering Fundamentals 4
0890-212 Computing Tools for Engineering Technology 4
0884-180 Foundations of Algebra 4
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
  English Level C 12
0813-222 Manufacturing Processes 4
0890-214 CAD Applications in Engineering Technology 4
0884-212 Integrated Algebra 4
0890-210 Construction CAD I 4
0890-208 A/E/C Measuring Systems 2
0885-154 Physics of Matter 3
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0890-220, 230 Construction CAD II, III 8
0890-255, 265 Construction Materials and Methods I, II 6
  Humanities* 3
0884-220 Elements of Trigonometry 4
0890-275 Principles of Structural Systems 3
  Communication Studies* 3
0806-101 Job Search Process 2
0890-310 Advanced Construction CAD 4
  Social Science* 3
  Technical Elective 3
0890-375 Construction Regulations 3
  Deaf Cultural Studies/ASL* 3
0890-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
0890-320 Presentation Graphics 4
0890-280 GIS Fundamentals 3
0890-355 Site Utilities Mechanical/Electrical Systems 3
  Capstone* 3
Total Quarter Credit Hours 105

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

* Please see NTID’s General Education Distribution Requirements chart for more information.

Computer aided drafting technology, AOS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCAD-112 Computing Tools for ET 3
NCAD-150 Engineering Graphics in AEC 3
NENG-212 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English I 3
  NTID LAS Foundation: ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies† 3
NMTH-212 NTID LAS Foundation-Math: Integrated Algebra 3
NCAR-100 Freshman Seminar 1
NCAD-170 Construction CAD I 3
NCAD-108 Data Collection and Analysis 3
NCAD-180 Civil Technology Graphics 3
NMTH-220 Trigonometry 3
NENG-213 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English II 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
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
  Wellness Education 0
NCAD-230 Construction CAD III 3
NCAD-265 Construction Materials and Methods II 3
NCAD-285 MEP Systems 3
NCAD-280 GIS Fundamentals 3
  NTID LAS Perspective: Communication, Social and Global Awareness 3
  Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
NCAD-240 Advanced Construction CAD 3
NCAD-250 Presentation Graphics 3
  Professional/Technical Elective‡ 3
  NTID LAS Perspective: Creative and Innovative Exploration 3
  NTID LAS Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 76

Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

† Deaf Perspectives on Contemporary Civilization (NHSS-150) or American Sign Language I (NASL-190)

‡ 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 (NHSS-223), Scenic and Lighting Technology (NHSS-233), Materials of Construction w/ Lab (CVET-140, 141), Surveying w/ Lab (CVET-160, 161). Permission required for CVET-140, 141 and CVET 160, 161.