2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    Sep 30, 2023  
2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) Career Studies Certificate

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Career Studies Certificate

Purpose: This Career Studies Certificate program consists of technical courses, which offer hands-on experience with Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software, and prepares students to apply engineering principles and technology to produce 2D detailed drawings and 3D models. The student will learn industry design standards and the application and usage of popular CAD software. The courses in the program are for students seeking to gain CAD software knowledge and qualifications relative to the industry, to become CAD Certified, to update their current technical CAD skills, or to complete the required courses in the Mechatronics Systems Engineering Technology Associate Degree options.

Program Objectives:  Entry-level or advanced opportunities in mechanical design, automated manufacturing, architecture, engineering and computer-aided industrial sites. Positions include drafter, CAD technician, detailer or designer. Other job titles may include CAD, engineering, or industrial technician. 

Admission Requirements:  Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1* MTE 2* MTE 3* MTE 4* MTE 5*  and MTE 6*   will be required to take developmental courses. 

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.

Program Notes: Students will be prepared to sit for the following autocad certifications upon completion: Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional.

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