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2013-14 College Catalog

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Computer-Aided Design Technology - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

Application Code 72

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.

The growing applications of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) in such fields as electromechanical engineering, civil engineering, architecture, multimedia, and presentation graphics have increased the demand for skilled technicians to assist in all phases of conception and design. Graduates will be able to gain employment as a skilled application specialist in CAD. Individuals experienced in manual drafting may also enroll in this area of study to enhance their skills and knowledge. The students will learn to use the CAD system to develop complex drawings and technical documents. Among the skills acquired in this area of study, the students will learn to program the CAD system and develop their own application packages. The student will become proficient in recognizing various computer graphic file formats and translation standards. Also, the student will become familiar with various CAD systems in the industry. HCC and the Howard County public school system have developed a tech prep track in Computer-Aided Design Technology.

General Education Core

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities, Arts, or Literature Core Course

3

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

-or

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course

3

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHYS-101Technical Physical Science

4 credits

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-141College Algebra

3 credits

-or

-higher

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

1-3

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BMGT-100Introduction to Business & Organization

3 credits

CADD-100Principles of Drafting

3 credits

CADD-101Introduction to CAD Design

3 credits

CADD-103Intermediate CAD

3 credits

CADD-104Advanced CAD

3 credits

CADD-105CAD Projects and Presentations

3 credits

CADD-106CAD Systems

3 credits

CADD-109Introduction to Bim (building InformationModeling)

3 credits

CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3 credits

CMSY-120Introduction to Computer Systems

3 credits

CADD or Computer Systems -Any course with a CADD or CMSY prefix

12

Total Credit Hours: 62-66