What is Computer Aided Drafting and Design?
A computer aided drafter and designer is a technical specialist with broad-based skills for architectural, civil, mechanical, and manufacturing fields. In this program, the students are taught manual drafting techniques and 2D and 3D CAD. Specific skills taught include, but are not limited to, lettering, geometric construction, orthographic projections, dimensioning and tolerancing, and related technical processes. These skills are required to transform specifications and instructions of architects, designers, and engineers into complete and precise drawings. The drafter is a skilled technician with a thorough understanding of the graphic language and is an indispensable contributor to the engineering design team.
Progression in the Computer Aided Drafting and Design program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of C or greater in each technical and mathematics course with maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or above (on a 4 scale).
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The program prepares students in manual drafting techniques and 2D and 3D computer drafting. Instruction emphasizes lettering, geometric construction, orthographic projections, dimensioning and tolerancing, and related technical processes. These skills are required to transform specifications and instructions of architects, designers, and engineers into complete and precise drawings.
Bluegrass Occupational Outlook
|Career||Average Wage (2010)|
|Architectural and civil drafter||$18.19|
The following degrees are offered for this program at the Leestown Campus:
- Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.
Gainful Employment Information
- 3D Modeler CERTIFICATE
- Computer Aided Drafting/Design DIPLOMA
- Computer Assisted Drafter CERTIFICATE
- Civil Drafter CERTIFICATE
- Detailer CERTIFICATE
- Drafter Assistant CERTIFICATE
- List of Gainful Employment Disclosures
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.