Advanced Skill Set Certificate

Toothman, John "Chris"

Coordinator of Drafting/Design Engineering Technology
Associate Professor of Drafting/Design Engineering Technology
408 Engineering Technology
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont
Program Purpose: 

The Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Advanced Skill Set provides an opportunity for students to gain introductory/ intermediate level skills and knowledge in the area of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) through the Drafting/Design program. A CAD Advanced Skill Set consists of five courses from the current AAS Drafting/Design Engineering Technology program and may serve as a stand-alone program. This CAD Advanced Skill Set Certificate could be used for entry-level employment or to further develop skills and knowledge related to a student’s current major. 

Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Use tools and technologies of the CAD draftsperson effectively
  • Use a computer workstation to produce engineering drawings and manage engineering-related data
  • Demonstrate competency with drafting standards
  • Complete and edit drawings in the various disciplines

Some students find that the CAD certificate alone meets their educational and/or career needs. Other students choose to use the CAD certificate to explore potential choices for another major in a related Associate or Baccalaureate degree. For example, the CAD certificate particularly complements Associate degrees in Architecture, Aviation, Civil Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Land Management, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics, Graphics Technology, Applied Design, Interior Design and Information Services. All CAD courses may be applied to the AAS degree in Drafting/Design Technology at Pierpont Community & Technical College.

Notice to Students: 

This program alone does not qualify for financial aid.  Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an Associate or Certificate of Applied Science degree major of study in which the courses are embedded. 


Program Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

DRFT 2200

Fundamentals of AutoCAD

DRFT 2205

Introduction to Solid Modeling

DRFT 2215

Architectural Drafting

DRFT 2235

Technical Drafting

DRFT 2245

Architectural Design