Feb 17, 2020  
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog

Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) Certificate


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Length: 40 credits

Purpose: Students learn to use advanced computer workstations with various CADD software applications. Students will receive instruction and practice in the planning, design, and preparation of high-quality technical drawings for a variety of projects. In addition to technical courses, there are supporting courses in communications, mathematics, and social sciences. These courses serve to broaden the student’s general education background and thus better prepare students for employment and advancement in the career field.

Program Learning Outcomes: Program graduates have generic and specific occupational skills to be competitive in technical drawing creation and manipulation positions (CADD positions) in a variety of manufacturing, engineering, architectural and civil settings. Graduates demonstrate proficiency in 21st Century skills and use of current technological tools of the profession.

Occupational Objectives: Graduates may seek immediate employment or continue their education in the General Engineering Technology Degree program at PHCC. The curriculum is designed to provide educational background and skills training that would be required for students seeking employment in entry-level architectural and industrial drafting such as architectural drafting technician, engineering drafting technician, engineering assistant, CAD operator or CAD drafter.

General Education Requirements


Total Credits: 6


Total Credits: 34


Minimum Required for Certificate: 40 Credits


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