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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology (221-729-01) Career Studies Certificate

Purpose: The Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology (CADD) Career Studies Certificate is a general CADD certificate program that utilizes a variety of CAD Software packages to create, modify, analyze or optimize design drawings for fields directly related to engineering and design, manufacturing, machining, aerospace, shipbuilding, and many other specialized fields. CAD designers and operators work with a team of engineers and designers documenting detailed designs for a variety of small and large projects.
This CSC focuses more on mechanical applications.

This certificate focuses on mechanical applications; students who want to specialize in other CADD areas should consider enrolling in Ship Drafting and Design CSC , Architectural Technology CSC , or Virtual Machining and Design CSC .

Upon completion of this plan, students are able to transfer directly into the  AAS Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology program, please contact advising for assistance. The certificate also provides a strong foundation for employment in both the private and public sectors.

Total Minimum Credits 16/17

Program Information (STEM)

For additional information about this program visit the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics webpage, stop by room 321 Hastings Hall, phone 757-825-2898, or email stemoffice@vpcc.edu.