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College Catalog Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
Computer Aided Design (Electronic) - Certificate

The Instructional Program

The one-year certificate in CADD Electronic consists of the second-year courses from the two-year Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree program in Computer Aided Drafting and Design. This is a specialty certificate available only to individuals who, through employment in the field or prior equivalent education and training, have gained experience and knowledge equivalent to the first year of the CADD A.O.S. degree program. It is a two-semester program that begins each fall.

An individual who completes the CADD Electronic program does not automatically receive credits for the first-year CADD Mechanical courses and does not receive an associate degree. If an individual has articulated or transfer courses from another institution, they may be applied towards the first-year course requirements of the associate degree program in CADD.

Career Options

Job opportunities available to students who earn the certificate in CAD Electronic are:

There are career opportunities in manufacturing firms, contract drafting firms, surveying and mapping companies, and in any company that requires technical drawings. Students who continue on for the associate degree increase their options for employment in the field of drafting and design.

Further information regarding careers in this field can be found in the Computer Aided Drafting and Design program description.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, and applicant must:



Technical Standards:  In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 31

Major Courses Required - 22 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
AECT 150

Statics and Strengths of Materials

CADD 215 Electrical and Electronic Diagrams 3
CADD 225 Electro-Mechanical Design 3
CADD 230 Electricity 3
CADD 255

Printed Circuit Design

CADD 270 Electronics 3

 General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 6-9 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
  Communications or Freshman Composition by advisement 3
  Mathematics* 6

Restricted Electives by Advisement* - 6-0 credit hours

*Note:  Mathematics is by placement according to competency.  MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum exit level for this certificate.  The total credits of mathematics and electives must be determined by the student and academic advisor.


Student Learning Outcomes

A student who earns the CADD Electronic Certificate should be able to:

  1. Delineate various mechanical types of parts by following the industry standard, ASME Y14, as it relates to line quality, lettering, geometric constructions, multiview drawings (orthographic projection), and sectioning.
  2. Detail various mechanical types of parts by following the ASME Y14 standard as it relates to dimensioning and tolerancing.
  3. Detail various mechanical types of parts by following the ASME Y14 standard as it relates to descriptive geometry, theory of projection, and auxiliary views.
  4. Learn and master the use of at least two different types of computer-based 3-D graphic software, one in the first year (Solid Edge) and a different one in the second year (AutoCAD Inventor), to generate and create electronic files as well as printed/plotted sets of working drawings that conform to the ASME Y14 standard.
  5. Detail complete sets of working drawings by following the ASME Y14 standard for the development, production, and/or servicing of various types of mechanical systems.
  6. Detail drawings that relate to the areas of welded fabricated parts, piping, hydraulics, pneumatics, structural, and developments by conforming to various industry standards.
  7. Understand and know how to use and apply geometric form tolerances and true positioning by following the ASME Y14 standard.
  8. Resource and use both electronic and printed manufacturing manuals.
  9. Specify commonly used materials in making various types of parts based on a knowledge of cast, forged, stamped, machined, extruded, and other manufacturing processing methods.

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Last Updated: 3/18/13