Dr. Jerry Bacza, Dean
School of Business, Aviation and Technology
Room 302a Engineering Tech Building
E- Mail: Gerald.Bacza@pierpont.edu
OVERVIEW OF THE CAD ADVANCED SKILLS CERTIFICATE
A CAD Advanced Skills Set consists of five courses from the current AAS Drafting/Design Engineering Technology program, and may serve as a stand-alone Advanced Skill Set. This CAD Advanced Skill Set can be used to enhance entry-level employment skills or to further develop skills and knowledge related to a student’s current major. Successful completers will be sent a certificate and a comment of completion will be placed on the student's transcript.
1) DRFT 2200 Fundamentals of AutoCAD—3 credits
2) DRFT 2235 Technical Drafting—3 credits
3) DRFT 2205 Introduction to Solid Modeling—3 credits
4) DRFT 2215 Architectural Drafting—3 credits
5) DRFT 2245 Architectural Design—3 credits
Some students will find that the knowledge and skills learned through the certificate requirements meet their educational and/or career needs. Other students can use the CAD certificate to explore potential choices for a major, or as the basis for a step-up program, completing additional courses for an associate degree or baccalaureate degree. This CAD certificate could be used to supplement degrees in Architecture, Aviation, Civil, Electronics, Mechanical, Graphics, Applied Design and Information Systems.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAD SKILLS CERTIFICATE GRADUATES
Completers with a CAD skills certificate may be qualified for entry-level technical positions in engineering, architectural, or manufacturing-related firms that do not require a degree. The certificate may allow students to enter the job market as drafters, tracers, designers, and CAD operators. The demand for these positions will increase between 15-23% over the next 10 years. The CAD Advanced Skills Certificate offered by the Drafting/Design Engineering Technology program at Pierpont Community and Technical College will prepare students to the meet this market demand.