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Computer-Aided Design

Associate of Applied Science

The Computer-Aided Design AAS will give you the background and CAD skills need to succeed as a CAD drafter/designers in building design, land development or mechanical/electro-mechanical design.  

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Location

Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Division of Applied Technology
Dean: 520.206.7134
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7230
Program Advisor: 520.206.7234
Information Sessions

Careers

Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Architectural Drafter  $52,163  
Civil Drafter $52,163
Mechanical Drafter $56,276
Electrical & Electronics Drafter $60,070

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Department faculty approval is recommended when selecting concentration and technical elective courses.

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill the C or G requirement. (See note below**) A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

General Education Requirements Credits
Communication Requirement
   Recommend: WRT 101***
3
Arts and Humanities Requirement 
   Recommend: ART 110
3
Social and Behavioral Science Requirement
  Recommend: SOC 110 or ECN 201 or POS 201
3
Other Requirement  Complete a Science Course. 
  Recommend: PHY 121IN*** or BIO 108IN or MAC 275
4
Special Requirement
Recommend: SOC 110 or POS 201 or BIO 108IN meet the C or G requirement
Subtotal 13

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting 4
CAD 280 Computer Aided Design Portfolio 1
Subtotal 5

Core Concentrations

Complete one of the following concentrations. Department faculty approval is recommended when selecting concentration and technical elective courses.

Course # Course Title Credits
Mechanical/Electro-Mechanical (Concentration Code:  DFTA):
CAD 117 Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing 4
CAD 142 Introduction to Parametric Modeling: SolidWorks 4
CAD 153 Electro-Mechanical Drafting and Design 4
CAD 172 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
CAD 203 Advanced Electro-Mechanical Drafting and Design 4
CAD 242 Advanced Parametric Modeling: SolidWorks 4
CAD 270 Integrated Mechanical/Electro-Mechanical Design 4
MAC 100 Introduction to Machine Tool 3
Technical Electives: Complete 8 credit hours from the following list: CAD 199, 199WK, 222, 232, 242, 252, 282, ENG, MAC, AIT 101TEC 100, 101, WLD 110, or MAT 188 or higher.
Recommend one of the following pairs: CAD 222/232, or CAD 252/AIT 101, or MAC 150/155
8
Subtotal 38
Construction (Concentration Code:  DFTC):
CAD 151 Computer Aided Design for Construction 4
CAD 155 Residential Computer Aided  Design 4
CAD 157 Introduction to Site Development Drafting and Design 4
Complete one of the following focus areas:
 - Building Design
CAD 166 Introduction to Revit 4
CAD 206 Commercial Design: Revit 4
CAD 256 Advanced Commercial Design: Revit 4
CAD 265 Design and Drafting for Sustainability 4
CAD 266 Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Drafting and Design:
Revit MEP
4
 - Land Development
CAD 127
  or CAD 196
  or CAD 199/199WC
Introduction to MicroStation
  Independent Study in Computer-Aided Design: 100 level
  Co-op Work: Computer Aided Design
4
CAD 166 Introduction to Revit 4
CAD 167 Introduction to GIS for CAD and Logistics 4
CAD 207 Land Development Design: Civil 3D 4
CAD 257 Advanced Land Development Design: Civil 3D 4
Technical Electives: 
Complete 6 credits from the following: BCT 101102204265CAD 196199199WK296LTP 119129140
Recommend: 6 credits from BCT 101102LTP 129, or 140
6
Subtotal 38

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
GTM 105***
  or MAT 189*** 
Applied Technical Mathematics
  Precalculus II
3
STU 100              College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 4
Total 60

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Mathematics or Science - GTM 105 or MAT 189.

** If a student completes ART 110 (or another course which does not have a C or G designation) and completes ECN 201 (or another course which does not have a C or G designation) for the Social and Behavioral Science requirement, then BIO 108IN must be completed in the Other Requirement in order to meet the C or G requirement.

***Students planning to transfer to a University should consult with Department faculty, advisor, or university's websites for assistance in selecting the appropriate courses for transfer. The department recommends MAT 189, PHY 121IN, and WRT 101.


Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AASELECMECHN/CAD1/**** (see concentration codes above)

www.pima.edu/cad-aas

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