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Computer-Aided Drafting and Modeling

Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)


Introduces students to operations and applications of a typical compuer-aided drafting system (CAD) and three dimensional modeling of design components. The program is structured to allow draftsmen and designers to update their software skills. Students may choose technical electives focusing on the following disciplines; architectural, civil or mechanical. The civil electives will prepare certificate holders to perform CAD and terrain modeling activities within a civil engineering or survey office. The architectural electives provide building information modeling (BIM) and parametric modeling. The mechanical electives provide students with skills in two dimensional drafting and parametric modeling of machine components.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CAD 201 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design I 3  
Restricted Technical Electives 6 See Note 1.
Total Credits 9  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CAD 202 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design II 3  
Restricted Technical Elective 3 See Note 1.
CAD 231 Computer-Aided Drafting I 3  
Total Credits 9  
Total Credits For Program 18  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Students should select two three-credit courses in a single track under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
  2. Architectural Track: ARC 221, ARC 222, ARC elective; Civil Terrain Modeling Track: CAD 260, CIV 171, GIS 101; Mechanical (Parametric Modeling) Track: CAD 151, CAD 241, MAC 150. Students should make note of any course pre-requisites within the tracks when choosing course sequences.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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