This one-year CAD Electronic certificate program consists of the second-year courses from the two-year associate'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 A.A.S. CADD program. It is a two-semester program that begins each fall.
An individual who completes the CAD Electronic program does not automatically receive credits for the first-year CAD Mechanical courses and does not receive an associate's 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's degree program in CADD.
The job titles associated with graduates of the CAD Electronic certificate program 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's degree increase their options for employment in the field of drafting and design.
SUNY Curriculum Code: 1045