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Computer-Aided Drafting & Modeling CSC

Career Studies Certificate (CSC)

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Introduces students to the operations and applications of a typical computer-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. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
CAD 201 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design I 3    
CAD 202 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design II 3    
CAD 231 Computer-Aided Drafting I Offered Fall Only 3    
Restricted Technical Electives 9   See Note 1
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 18    


  1. Students should select three three-credit courses in a single track under the guidance of a faculty advisor. 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.
  2. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  3. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

Additional Resources

2017-2018 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services

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Midlothian: 804-594-1480

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