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    Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Computer-Aided Design, AS

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Students majoring in computer-aided design and drafting are preparing to enter several fields in which part and assembly modeling, accurate drawing development, and manufacturing knowledge is critical.  These fields include enigneering, architecture, and manufacturing. The program emphasizes the universal language of software based modeling and simulation that is used in all nearly all modern technical fields . Students completing the degree will develop the skills needed to both interpret and produce technical drawings. Laboratory experiences include the modeling and optimization of real world parts, structures, and assemblies.  These lab experiences refine the students’ abilities to interpret, analyze and transmit facts graphically according to industry standards. Courses in the major and recommended electives stress the development of basic skills in mathematics, graphical communication, and the general sciences.

The program is designed to prepare students for direct employment across  wide array of drafting and computer-aided design fields. Course content is directly coordinated to drafting based university curriculum, thereby providing students with the opportunity to meet both short- and long-range educational goals. By completing the associate degree, students gain a high level of competency with modern computer based modeling software while developing a strong, broad-based foundation in preparation for a university degree in areas such as engineering, architecture, and manufacturing. 

Total Units Required: 20

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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