CAD Technology - Industrial Drafting Associate in Applied Science (Associate in Applied Science, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science

Program Description


Provides experience with CAD programs and applications. Begins with manual drafting and progresses to CAD design, detailing, and problem solving. Includes exposure to a wide variety of drafting specialties such as: layout and detailing in product design, machine element drafting, fixture design, and die design. Utilizes current design software.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the requisite entry-level CAD and industrial drafting skills for the manufacturing industry.
  2. Utilize drafting principles to read and comprehend a part drawing.
  3. Apply and layout dimensions on a part drawing for manufacturing.
  4. Create a part design using 3-D CAD software program.
  5. Create orthographic views of a part design utilizing 3-D CAD software program.
  6. Create section views of a part.
  7. Project an auxiliary view from an inclined surface.
  8. Apply sketching techniques to sketch objects orthographically and pictorially.
Career Opportunities
  • CAD Drafter
  • CAD Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Designer
  • Detailer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • SolidWorks Designer
  • UGNX Designer

General Education

Complete 3 hours from any course from the Computer Technology list.

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one.
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.