Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) - Associate of Applied Science Option (AASO)

Description

The Computer Aided Drafting Associate of Applied Science Option prepares students for entry-level employment in the drafting field. The program also integrates focused computer information systems skills in networking, web development, and hardware. Together, these courses provide a foundation for design, software use, and computer management.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Integrate fundamental theoretical and conceptual considerations in design process and problem solving.
  2. Present professional demeanor and attitude individually and collectively as a team member.
  3. Recognize and follow professional protocol for industry standards appropriate to course level.
  4. Demonstrate cogent oral, written, drafting, and computational skills appropriate to the course content and course level.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with peers, end users, and management about a broad spectrum of information technology concepts.
  6. Demonstrate currency in information technology knowledge and skills through continuous education and research.

Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements

Recommended:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of WR 065 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking II or higher or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 7
  • Completion of MTH 060 Beginning Algebra or higher or minimum placement Math Level 10
  • Basic computer competency or CIS 010 Computer Keyboarding and CIS 070 Introduction to Computers: Windows

Other Entrance Requirements

All enrolled program students may have to pass a criminal history checks (CHC) as a condition of their acceptance into a worksite for cooperative work experience. Students who do not pass the CHC may not be eligible to complete requirements at affiliated practicum sites or be hired for some professional positions. Students who believe their history may interfere with their ability to complete the program of study should contact the program director or department chair.

Additional Program Costs (beyond standard tuition/fees and textbooks)

Material Costs

Recommended:

  • 32+ GB portable storage (USB or SSD drive): $20 to $100
  • A desktop or laptop computer capable of running the latest version of the Windows operating system and the latest version of Microsoft Office: approximately $800
  • Reliable high-speed internet access

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
CIS 101Information Technology Orientation3
CIS 122Introduction to Programming4
CIS 124IT Fundamentals4
CIS 131Software Applications4
CIS 135DBDatabase Theory/SQL4
CIS 140A+ Essentials I4
CIS 145A+ Essentials II4
CIS 178Internet in Depth4
or CIS 179CL Cloud Essentials
CIS 179Networking Essentials4
CIS 195Web Development I4
CIS 244Information Systems Analysis4
CIS 279WCWindows Client4
or CIS 179L Linux Essentials
CIS 297CIS Professional Capstone4
Computer Aided Drafting Option
CIS 125A1AutoCAD 14
CIS 125A2AutoCAD 24
CIS 135A1AutoDESK Revit 14
CIS 135A2AutoDESK Revit 24
CIS 135C1AutoCAD Civil 3D4
CIS 135S1SolidWorks 14
CIS 135S2SolidWorks 24
Other Required Courses
BA 214Business Communications3-4
or WR 227 Technical Writing
COMM 111Fundamentals of Public Speaking3-4
or COMM 218 Interpersonal Communication
or COMM 219 Small Group Communication
Human Relations:3-4
MTH 102Applied Technical Mathematics (or choose one course from the foundational requirements math list)4
WR 121Academic Composition4
Total Credits96-99

Advising Notes

Planning is important. Most option courses are offered once per academic year and may need to be taken in sequence. Some core classes are offered once every two years. Students may take non-program support courses any term to build skills related to prerequisites.

This program is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferable to public or private baccalaureate institutions.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:

    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.

    • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

  • Additional Requirements:

    • All COCC students enrolled in the Computer Information Systems program (which includes requirements for Cooperative Work Experience) may have to pass Criminal History Checks (CHC) as a condition of their acceptance into a work site. Students who do not pass the CHC may not be eligible to complete requirements at affiliated practicum sites or be hired for some professional positions. Students who believe their history may interfere with their ability to complete the program of study should contact the program director.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
CIS 101Information Technology Orientation3
CIS 124IT Fundamentals4
CIS 125A1AutoCAD 14
MTH 102Applied Technical Mathematics (choose one course from the foundational requirements math list)4
 Credits15
Second Term
CIS 125A2AutoCAD 24
CIS 140A+ Essentials I4
CIS 145A+ Essentials II4
CIS 178
Internet in Depth
Cloud Essentials
4
 Credits16
Third Term
CIS 131Software Applications4
CIS 135C1AutoCAD Civil 3D4
CIS 195Web Development I4
WR 121Academic Composition4
 Credits16
Fourth Term
CIS 135DBDatabase Theory/SQL4
CIS 135S1SolidWorks 14
CIS 179Networking Essentials4
COMM 111
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
3-4
 Credits15-16
Fifth Term
CIS 135A1AutoDESK Revit 14
CIS 135S2SolidWorks 24
CIS 244Information Systems Analysis4
CIS 279WC
Windows Client
Linux Essentials
4
 Credits16
Sixth Term
BA 214
Business Communications
Technical Writing
3-4
CIS 122Introduction to Programming4
CIS 135A2AutoDESK Revit 24
CIS 297CIS Professional Capstone4
Human Relations:3-4
 Credits18-20
 Total Credits96-99

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