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    Feb 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Computer-Aided Design, COA

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Computer-aided design (CAD) is a broad-based discipline which is integrated into a large and stable segment of the technical job market. Students wishing to develop marketable skills related to computer modeling should seek enrollment in one or more CAD courses found in the available certificates. The computer-aided design AS degree and certificate of achievement introduces students to mechanical, civil, electrical and architectural modeling techniques that conform to both US and international industry standards. In addition to gaining intermediate and advanced knowledge of common CAD software platforms, students receive instruction on modern manufacturing methods, materials of construction, and inspection procedures. Using traditional as well as three-dimensional computer-based graphic modeling applications, laboratory assignments are designed to develop the skills that are required to produce, revise, test, animate, and interpret typical parts or assemblies.

Working professionals or students who have previous CAD experience may choose to enroll in industry-specific advanced courses or complete a certificate of proficiency to better meet their short- and long-term needs. By completing any one of the available certificates, students ensure a high level of competency within the technology while developing a strong foundation for their professional advancement.

Total Units Required: 20

To earn the certificate of achievement:

See Earning a Certificate  for certificate information and requirements.

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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