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Computer Aided Drafting/Design

Associate of Applied Science

Choose from three computer aided drafting/design concentrations.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AASELECMECHN/CAD/**** (see concentration codes below)

What can I do with this degree?

Career options:  Work as a drafter, modeler, and entry-level designer in industries such as manufacturing, electronics, building construction, and site development and transportation.

Academic Options:  While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs.  See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements

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.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Credits
Communication Requirement 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Subtotal 18

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

Choose 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 142 Introduction to Parametric Modeling: SolidWorks 4
CAD 152 Technical Drafting 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 110 Manual Machine Shop 4
ELEC Technical Electives
Complete 7 credit hours from the following list: CAD 199, 199WK, 222, 232, 242, 252, 282, ENG, MAC, TEC 100, 101, WLD 110, or MAT 151  [SUN# MAT 1151] or higher
10
Subtotal 37
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 16 credits from the following courses:
CAD 127 Introduction to MicroStation 4
CAD 166 Introduction to Revit 4
CAD 206 Commercial Design:Revit 4
CAD 207 Land Development Design: Civil 3D 4
CAD 247 Transportation Design: MicroStation 4
CAD 256 Advanced Commercial Design: Revit 4
CAD 257 Advanced Land Development Design: Civil 3D 4
CAD 265 Design and Drafting for Sustainability 4
CAD 266 Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Drafting and Design: Revit MEP 4
ELEC Technical Electives
Complete 9 credits from the following: BCT 101, 102, 204, 265, CAD 196, 199, 199WK, 296, LTP 119, 129, 140
9
Subtotal 37
Integrated Circuit Layout Design (Concentration Code:  DFTI):
CAD 104 Integrated Circuit Layout Fundamentals 4
CAD 114 Electronic Manufacturing Processes 2
CAD 153 Electro-Mechanical Drafting and Design 4
CAD 154 Integrated Circuit Layout Design I 4
CAD 204 Integrated Circuit Layout Design II 4
CAD 254 Integrated Circuit Layout Design III 4
TEC 100 Introduction and Overview of Electronics 3
TEC 101 Physics for Technology 3
ELEC Technical Electives
Complete 9 credits from the following: CAD 196, 199, 199WK, 203, 296 or other approved CAD courses; ENG; or TEC 121, 122, 123
9
Subtotal 37
Total 60

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Computer and Information Literacy - CAD 101

** In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness).