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Computer Aided Drafting Technology AAS

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

Students earning an AAS degree and satisfying the entry requirements in a specific major have the option of finding employment or continuing to work towards a baccalaureate degree. Transfer requirements vary by major.

On-the-job responsibilities

Graduates will enter businesses and industries that need technical employees with skills in computer drafting technology and a broad knowledge of applications and procedures. Graduates will work for architectural, engineering, or construction firms creating engineering drawings.

Places of employment

Graduates will find work in a variety of settings, including government agencies and architectural, construction, and engineering firms. Positions for which graduates qualify include drafters/technicians for architectural, highway design, and civil environments.

Prerequisites

English: Placement in a First Year Writing course, such as FYW: Writing Seminar (UWRT-150). Students typically enter First Year Writing with reading scores equivalent to 10.0 on the California Reading Test. However, students who complete AAS degrees typically enter NTID with reading scores equivalent to 9.0 on the California Reading Test.

Mathematics: Placement in Trigonometry (NMTH-220). Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.

Science: Placement into Principles of Physics (NSCI-201) 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

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

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCAR-100 Freshman Seminar 1
  ASL-Deaf Cultural Studies‡  
NCAD-112 Computing Tools for ET 3
NCAD-150 Engineering Graphics in AEC 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar† 3
NMTH-220 LAS Elective: Trigonometry 3
NCAD-170 Construction CAD I 3
NCAD-108 Data Collection and Analysis 3
NCAD-180 Civil Technology Graphics 3
NMTH-275 Advanced Mathematics 3
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing 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-201 LAS Perspective 6: Principles of Physics 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
  LAS Perspective 2 3
NCAD-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
NCAD-240 Advanced Construction CAD 3
NCAD-250 Presentation Graphics 3
  Professional/Technical Elective§ 3
  LAS Perspective 3, 4 6
Total Semester Credit Hours 76

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.

† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2013-14 academic year.

‡ A 3-credit ASL-Deaf Cultural Studies course, to be taken at NTID or another college of RIT; will count for RIT LAS General Education credit if it is simultaneously an RIT (non-NTID) Perspective course.

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

Students earning an AAS degree and satisfying the entry requirements in a specific major have the option of finding employment or continuing to work towards a baccalaureate degree. Transfer requirements vary by program.

On-the-job responsibilities

Graduates will enter businesses and industries that need technical employees with skills in computer drafting technology and a broad knowledge of applications and procedures. Graduates will work for architectural, engineering, or construction firms creating engineering drawings.

Places of employment

Graduates will find work in a variety of settings, including government agencies and architectural, construction, and engineering firms. Positions for which graduates qualify include drafters/technicians for architectural, highway design, and civil environments.

Prerequisites

English: Placement in the College of Liberal Arts’ Writing Seminar (0502-227) course. Students typically enter Writing Seminar with reading scores equivalent to 10.0 on the California Reading Test. However, students who complete AAS degrees typically enter NTID with reading scores equivalent to 9.0 on the California Reading Test.

Mathematics: Placement in Integrated Algebra (0884-212). Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.

Science: Placement into Physics I (0885-201) 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, AAS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0813-220 Engineering Fundamentals 4
0890-212 Computing Tools for Engineering Technology 4
0884-212 Integrated Algebra 4
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
0813-222 Manufacturing Processes 4
0890-214 CAD Applications in Engineering Technology 4
0884-220 Elements of Trigonometry 4
0502-227 Writing Seminar 4
0890-210 Construction CAD I 4
0890-208 A/E/C Measuring Systems 2
0885-201 Physics I 4
  Liberal Arts* 4
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0890-220, 230 Construction CAD II, III 8
0890-255, 265 Construction Materials and Methods I, II 6
0884-275 Advanced Math 4
  Liberal Arts* 12
0890-275 Principles of Structural Systems 3
0806-101 Job Search Process 2
0890-310 Advanced Construction CAD 4
  Technical Elective 3
0890-375 Construction Regulations 3
0890-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
0890-320 Presentation Graphics 4
  Deaf Cultural Studies/ASL* 3
0890-280 GIS Fundamentals 3
0890-355 Site Utilities Mechanical/Electrical Systems 3
  Capstone* 3
Total Quarter Credit Hours 105

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

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

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

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies†  
NCAD-112 Computing Tools for ET 3
NCAD-150 Engineering Graphics in AEC 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar 3
NMTH-220 LAS Elective: Trigonometry 3
NCAD-170 Construction CAD I 3
NCAD-108 Data Collection and Analysis 3
NCAD-180 Civil Technology Graphics 3
NMTH-275 Advanced Mathematics 3
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 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-201 LAS Perspective 6: Principles of Physics 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
  LAS Perspective 2 3
  Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
NCAD-240 Advanced Construction CAD 3
NCAD-250 Presentation Graphics 3
  Professional/Technical Elective‡ 3
  LAS Perspective 3, 4 6
Total Semester Credit Hours 75

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

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

† A 3-credit ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies course, to be taken at NTID or another college of RIT; will count for RIT Liberal Arts General Education credit if it is simultaneously an RIT (non-NTID) perspective course.

‡ 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.