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Computer Aided Design

Associate of Applied Science

Choose from three computer aided design concentrations.

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

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

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 2018-2019

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
CTE Arts and Humanities Requirement
  Recommend: ART 110
3
CTE Social and Behavioral Science Requirement
  Recommend: SOC 110 or ECN 201 or POS 201
3
CTE Other Requirement
  Complete a Science Course. 
  Recommend: PHY 121IN or BIO 108IN or MAC 275
4
Subtotal 10

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, TEC 100, 101, WLD 110, or MAT 167 [SUN# MAT 1160] or higher.
Recommend one of the following pairs: CAD 222/232, or CAD 252/MCT 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
Technical Electives: Complete 6 credits from the following: BCT 101, 102, 204, 265, CAD 196, 199, 199WK, 296, LTP 119, 129, 140
Recommend: 6 credits from BCT 101102LTP 129, or 140
6
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 Introduction to MicroStation 4
CAD 166 Introduction to Revit 4
CAD 206 Commercial Design: Revit 4
CAD 207
  or CAD 265
Land Development Design: Civil 3D
  Design and Drafting for Sustainability
4
CAD 257 Advanced Land Development Design: Civil 3D 4
Subtotal 38

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
GTM 105
  or MAT 151
Applied Technical Mathematics
  College Algebra   [SUN# MAT 1151]
3-4
GTW 101
  or WRT 101
Writing for Trades and Technical Occupations
  English Composition I   [SUN# ENG 1101]
3
STU 100              College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 7-8
Total 60-61

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Communication - GTW 101 or WRT 101; Mathematics or Science - GTM 105 or MAT 151.

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

www.pima.edu/cad-aas