CADD Technology

The Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) program offers an exciting and profitable future. Students who enroll in CADD at Grayson College learn the latest drafting software as well as the essentials for a challenging and satisfying career. Students learn basic drafting techniques, 2D drawing, solid modeling, 3D parametric modeling and 3D printing. As technology expands, the need for technical support people also expands. Over 95% of Grayson College’s CADD graduates get a job in the drafting field or continue their education at a four-year institution. 3D modeling is rapidly growing in various industries including; medical, art, food, clothing, film, animation, gaming, architecture, manufacturing, industrial design, and interior design. The CADD curriculum at Grayson College prepares students for jobs in mechanical, electromechanical, architectural, industrial and technical illustration, as well as the previously mentioned areas of interest.

The Computer Aided Drafting and Design program offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the Drafting Assistant Certificate and the CADD Technician Certificate.

Course Requirements

The Associate Degree, the CADD Technician Certificate and the Drafting Assistant Certificate require that you have a High School Diploma or equivalent. The Associate of Applied Science Degree requires that you have met TSI requirements.

Capstone Experience

Graduation with a CADD Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design requires successful completion of a Comprehensive Exit Exam.

Associate of Applied Science


Subject

Semester Hours



DFTG 1309 (Basic Computer Aided Drafting) 3
DFTG 1317 (Architectual Drafting - Residential) 3
*SPCH 1311, 1315 or 1321 3
DFTG 1405 (Adv Tech in Architectual Design & Drafting) 4
*Lang, Phil, Culture/Creative Arts Core 3
DFTG 2331 (Mechanical Drafting) 3
DFTG 1433 (Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting) 4
DFTG 2419 (Computer-Aided Drafting) 4
*Social and Behavioral Science 3
DFTG 2402 (Machine Drafting) 4
DFTG 2417 (Descriptive Geometry) 4
DFTG 1445 (Parametric Modeling and Design) 4
ENGL 1301 (Composition I) 3
DFTG 2440 (Solid Modeling/Design) 4
DFTG 2438 (Final Project - Adv. Drafting) 4
DFTG 2450 (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing) 4
MATH 1314 (College Algebra) 3

Capstone Experience: All students must complete the capstone requirement. Successful completion of a comprehensive exit exam prior to graduation.

*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.

Computer Aided Drafting Technician


Subject

Semester Hours



DFTG 1309 (Basic Computer-Aided Drafting) 3
DFTG 1317 (Architectual Drafting - Residential) 3
DFTG 1405 (Technical Drafting) 4
*SPCH 1311 (Intro to Spch.) or 1321 (Bussiness and Professional Comm.) 3
DFTG 2331 (Adv. Tech in Architectual Design & Drafting) 3
DFTG 1433 (Mechanical Drafting) 4
DFTG 2419 (Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting) 4

Capstone Experience: All students must complete the capstone requirement. Successful completion of a comprehensive exit exam prior to graduation. 
*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.


Computer Aided Drafting Assistant



Subject

Semester Hours



DFTG 1309 (Basic Computer-Aided Drafting) 3
DFTG 1317 (Architectual Drafting - Residential) 3
DFTG 1405 (Technical Drafting) 4
DFTG 2419 (Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting) 4
*SPCH 1311 (Intro to Spch.) or 1321 (Bussiness and Professional Comm.) 3

Capstone Experience: All students must complete the capstone requirement. Successful completion of a comprehensive exit exam prior to graduation.

*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.

Students earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree at Grayson College must complete fifteen semester hours of a general education core. The core courses are distributed as follows:                                                                                                     

 

Mathematics/Life and Physical Sciences (3 hours)

 

MATH 1314 College Algebra                                                         

 

MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences

 

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I

 

MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods            

 

MATH 2312 Pre-Calculus Math

 

BIOL 1306/1106 Biology for Science Majors I

 

BIOL 1307/1107 Biology for Science Majors II

 

BIOL 1308/1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I

 

BIOL 1309/1109 Biology for Non-Science Majors II

 

BIOL 1414 Introduction to Biotechnology I

 

BIOL 2301/2101 Anatomy & Physiology I

 

BIOL 2302/2102 Anatomy & Physiology II

 

BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology (specialized, single-semester course, lecture + lab)

 

BIOL 2320/2120 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

 

BIOL 2321/2121 Microbiology for Science Majors

 

CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)

 

CHEM 1311/1111 General Chemistry I

 

CHEM 1312/1112 General Chemistry II

 

GEOL 1301/1101 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I

 

GEOL 1303/1103 Physical Geology

 

GEOL 1304/1104 Historical Geology

 

GEOL 1305/1105 Environmental Science

 

Social and Behavioral Science (3 hours)

 

CRIJ 1307 Crime in America

 

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

 

ECON 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics

 

GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography

 

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

 

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

 

HIST 1301 United States History I

 

HIST 1302 United States History II

 

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

 

PSYC 2314 Lifespan, Growth & Development

 

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology

 

SOCI 1306 Social Problems

 

Language, Philosophy, Culture/Creative Arts (3 hours)

 

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

 

DRAM 1310 Stagecraft I

 

HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities

 

HUMA 1302 Introduction to the Humanities II

 

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

 

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

 

Component Area Option (6 hours) 

 

EDUC OR PSYC 1300 Learning Frameworks           

 

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication

 

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

 

SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication

 

ENGL 1301 Composition I

 

ENGL 1302 Composition II

 

ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

 

SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I

 

SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II

 

**Any of the courses listed above in the previous Component Areas may be used for the hours toward the Component Area Option.

 

An introduction to reading and interpreting working drawings for fabrication processes and associated trades. Use of sketching techniques to create pictorial and multiple-view drawings.

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Upon completion, students will be able to: • Accurately create and modify geometry. • Effectively create and use layers • Understand and efficiently use OSNAP, OTRACK, ORTHO, POLAR options in AutoCAD. • Setup layout sheets • Understand and use appropriate terminology relating to AutoCAD

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Upon completion, students will be able to: • Utilize architectural terms, symbols and residential construction materials • Understand Sheet Sets to include, floor plans, site plan, elevations wall sections, schedules, details and foundation plans.

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Upon completion, students will be able to: • Understand the principles of drafting to include terminology and fundamentals of drafting standards. • Create accurate orthographic drawings/projections. • Understand projection methods of and create section views and auxiliary views. • Learn "Alphabet of lines". • Read scales of architectural and mechanical drawings.

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Upon completion, students will be able to: • Develop Assembly drawings • Develop detail drawings using correct dimensioning/drawing layout techniques. • Create pictorial drawing. • Apply appropriate sectioning and auxiliary standards.

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Parametric-based design software for 3D design and drafting, using Creo software. Upon completion, students will be able to: • Create solid models using parametric modeling software. • Understand drawing setup and layout in parametric modeling. • Create 2D drawings from 3D Solids.

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Upon completion, students will be able to: • Develop plan and elevation drawings. • Create a 3D model and create 2d drawings and details from model. • Use architectural techniques to design, assemble, evaluate and render architectural building components.

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Upon completion, students will be able to: • Create Auxiliary views from solid models. • Solve problems with complex integrated parts. • Create complete drawing packages • Utilize different resources and standards for machine design

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Upon completion, students will be able to: • Understand objects in space. • Project objects in 2 dimensions. • Student to identify, organize, plan and allocate resources. • To provide the student experience in solving problems, visualize with the minds eye, reason and how to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills.

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Upon completion, students will be able to: • Import and extract data utilizing attributes. • Create Dimensioning Styles and effectively dimension drawings. • Understand and use prototype drawings. • Use external referencing of multiple drawings to construct a composite drawing. • Gain knowledge in basic 3D modeling

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A drafting course in which students participate in a comprehensive project from conception to conclusion. • Identify Problems • Use industry standard research techniques. • Create complete drawing packages

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A computer-aided modeling course. Development of three-dimensional drawings and models from engineering sketches and orthographic drawings and utilization of three-dimensional models in design work. • Create complex 3D models / drawing packages. • Use industry standard research techniques for assembly part requirements.

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Upon completion, students will be able to: • Apply Tolerance, Feature Control frame, feature of size, datums, form orientation, location, runout and profile controls between various parts. • Calculate appropriate Tolerances

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A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

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Last updated: 05/03/2018