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2021-2022 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 SET-430—443-518-1600.

The growing applications of computer-aided design (CAD) in such fields as electro‑mechanical 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 program to enhance their skills and knowledge. Students will learn to use the CAD system to develop complex drawings and technical documents. Among the skills acquired in this area of study, students will learn to program the CAD system and develop their own application packages. Students will become proficient in recognizing various computer graphic file formats and translation standards. Also, students 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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

CADD 101Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

3

PHYS 101Technical Physical Science

4

Gen Ed Core Mathematics - Quantitative Reasoning Core

3

Elective Elective*

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
CADD 103Intermediate CAD

3

SPCH 101Introduction to Human Communication

3

OR

SPCH 105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

OR

SPCH 110Interpersonal Communication

3

Elective Any course with a CADD or CMSY prefix

3

Elective Elective*

3

Select 3 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
POLI 103Political Ideology

3

POLI 104The U.S. Constitution

3

POLI 201Comparative Government

3

POLI 202International Relations and Contemporary Foreign Policy

3

PSYC 101General Psychology

3

SOCI 102Social Problems

3

SOCI 202Urban Sociology

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
CADD 104Advanced CAD

3

CMSY 120Introduction to Computer Systems

3

GEOG 101Introduction to World Geography

3

OR

GEOG 102Elements of Cultural Geography

3

Elective Elective*

3

Elective Any course with a CADD or CMSY prefix

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY 118Advanced Databases

1

CMSY 172Introduction to Programming with JavaScript

3

Elective Electives*

10

Computer-Aided Design

Course NumberTitleCredits
CADD 100Principles of Drafting

3

CADD 105CAD Projects and Presentations

3

CADD 106CAD Systems

3

CADD 108Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

3

CADD 109Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM)

3

CADD 120Three-Dimensional Modeling and Animation

3

CADD 121Introduction to Gaming and Simulation Design

3

CADD 209Advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM)

3

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Course NumberTitleCredits
CADD 105CAD Projects and Presentations

3

CADD 108Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

3

CADD 208Intermediate Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - GIS Analyst

3

CADD 210Advanced Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - GIS Programmer

3

ENST 105Environmental Science

3

ENST 115Environmental Science Laboratory

1

GEOL 107Introduction to Physical Geology

3

GEOL 117Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory

1

A graduate should be able to

  1. Develop and demonstrate the knowledge and application of various CADD systems as it applies to specific design disciplines.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of tools used for creating and translating various CADD file formats.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of CADD hardware and software requirements including cloud-based workflows and current industry trends.
  4. Describe, analyze, and effectively apply the core principles of design and manufacturing using CADD.
  5. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning to problems, dilemmas, and issues.

Total Credit Hours: 60