2016-2017 College Catalog 
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2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate

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Degree Code: J46

Certificate Program

Contact: Michael Gentry - 860-215-9428

This Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) one-year certificate program prepares students with modern skills in drafting. There is a strong emphasis on computer applications in each drafting concentration. A unique feature of this certificate is that it pairs drafting with a technology such as Architectural, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, or Industrial (Manufacturing, Mechanical). This provides a more meaningful education for the students. Students may complete this certificate and go to work as draftspersons or they may enter into an associate degree program of their choice with no less credit. Students may complete this certificate by completing the course that are listed below.

Computer Aided Drafting Certificate Curriculum Requirements

Semester I

Total: 12-13

Total: 12


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

** Tech elective requires approval of the Program Advisor. Recommended choices include CAD* K130 /CAD* K131 , MEC* K150 /MEC* K151  or ARC* K135 /ARC* K135L .

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 24-25

Computer-Aided Drafting, Certificate Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. become proficient in the use of Computer-Aided Drafting Software.
  2. demonstrate knowledge of drafting standards set forth by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
  3. demonstrate knowledge of drafting standards set forth by the International Standards Organization (ISO).
  4. provide a general understanding of standard drafting principles such as alphabet of lines, precedence of lines, dimensioning standards and projection techniques.
  5. readily adapt the necessary skills required for an entry-level position in the discipline of drafting.
  6. provide an education that integrates a core curriculum with drafting theory, computer theory, technical background, and practice elements, for students who will seek advanced degrees.
  7. expand life long learning opportunities in the drafting area for those with previous experience in other fields.
  8. demonstrate and apply skills necessary for visual thinking and graphic problem solving.
  9. work cooperatively and productively in groups to solve problems.
  10. foster a learning environment that emulates industrial standards.

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