Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Mapping Specialization


Classes offered in the Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology major program will introduce you to architectural and mechanical design that will prepare you to work as a drafts person. Approximately one-half of the courses taken are in drafting and design technology. Students will also take courses in related areas and general education. MECC utilizes CADD operations extensively. Micro-Station PC, AutoCADD, and 3D software programs are available. These programs are the most widely used in industry in our service area. Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology major classes are available to evening students.

Program Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of drafting conventions including symbols, linetypes, lineweights, and dimension styles as applicable to the design discipline.
  • Perform and support estimating functions including quantity, types, costs, labor requirements, equipment, and scheduling functions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and /or interpret 2D and 3D projects to solve common engineering problems
  • Illustrate the engineering design process from the transformation of an idea or need into a completed project.
  • Develop quantitative reasoning skills useful in working in industry
  • Collaborate with team members to identify and evaluate solutions to engineering problems.

Opportunities for Employment

Successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in the Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology major will prepare you for employment in areas in drafting and design including: mechanical, architectural, structural steel, and civil engineering.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Deficiencies in these areas may be corrected by completing the appropriate developmental studies courses. Students may receive college credit for verified on-the-job experience. 

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