Sep 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog Addendum 
2020-2021 Catalog Addendum

Computer-Aided Design, AS

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Students majoring in drafting technology prepare to enter several areas of the technology, including mechanical, electrical and aeronautical/aerospace technology, and their various research and development fields. The curriculum emphasizes the universal language used in industrial, technical, and engineering applications. Students develop the skills needed to produce and interpret technical drawings, using traditional as well as multi-axis computer-based graphics generation. Laboratory experiences include working on many different types of drafting problems designed to refine the students’ abilities to interpret, analyze and transmit facts graphically. Courses in the major and recommended electives stress the development of basic skills in mathematics, communication, and the sciences. 

The program is designed to prepare students for employment within the broad spectrum of the drafting and design field. Various options are available to meet both short- and long-range educational goals. Students may select the technically specific certificate program or the broadbased Associate in Science degree in drafting technology or the computer-aided drafting design (CAD) emphasis. By completing the associate degree, the student ensures a high level of competency within the technology as well as developing a strong, broad-based foundation in preparation for future upgrade. Individual and sequenced courses are designed for those who are currently employed and wish to upgrade or specialize in a specific subject area.

Complete the following courses:

Total Units Required: 22

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transfering at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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