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.

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 Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, 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.

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