Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Program

The Computer-Aided Design (CAD) curriculum provides students both instruction and experience on both workstation and PC based CAD. Students are taught how to use the computer as a tool for tasks such as 2-D drafting, 3-D modeling and simple CAD related programming.

In addition, students learn advanced techniques such as solving design problems, attribute management and symbol library creation and usage. Courses include introductory drafting and electrical, mechanical and architectural applications. Graduates of the program are qualified as CAD operators and technologists and/or can continue their education in the university environment.

This program has been articulated with some area high schools. Recent high school graduates may have earned credit in this program through high school coursework. Refer to Dual Credit for High School Courses for more information.

Computer-Aided Design Degree (CAD.AAS)

Overview for College Success Credits
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
OCS 121 1
Common Core Requirements Credits
CAD 100 Introduction to CADD 1.5
CAD 101 Basic Drawing & Design 2
CAD 105 Special Applications 4
MTH 106 Technical Mathematics I 5
OAT 100 Basic Keyboarding Skills 1.5
OAT 172 Business Communication 3
BUS 260 Total Quality Management 3
General Education Requirements Credits
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
GROUP II Humanities Elective 3
GROUP III Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3
GROUP V Science Elective 3
Architectural Engineering Construction (AEO) Technology Option (CAD.AAS.ARCH) Credits
BLD 101 Constructions Materials & Methods I: Wood 4
BLD 203 Estimating 3.5
BLD 221 Build Energy Efficient Green Home II 6
CAD 109 Architectural Design and Drafting I 4
CAD 209 Architectural Applications II 4
CAD 269 Technical Publishing 3.5
DRF 101 Architectural Drafting 3
Total Credit Hours: 63
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Option (CAD. AAS.MECH) Credits
CAD 111 Mechanical Design I 4
CAD 212 Mechanical Design II 4
CAD 214 Mechanical Design III 4
CAD 260 Solid Modeling 4
Tech Elective (Any BMD, BLD, BCD, OR ELC course or approval of program coordinator) 4.5
CAD 269 Technical Publishing 3.5
CAD 299 Special Topics 4
Total Credit Hours: 63

Computer-Aided Design Certificates

Architectural Engineering Construction Technology (CAD.CERT.ARCH)

Overview for College Success Credits
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
OCS 121 1
Credits
BLD 101 Constructions Materials & Methods I: Wood 4
CAD 100 Introduction to CADD 1.5
CAD 101 Basic Drawing & Design 2
CAD 105 Special Applications 4
CAD 109 Architectural Design and Drafting I 4
CAD 209 Architectural Applications II 4
DRF 101 Architectural Drafting 3
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MTH 106 Technical Mathematics I 5
BUS 260 Total Quality Management 3
Total Credit Hours: 33.5

Mechanical Engineering Technology Certificate (CAD.CERT.MECH)

 

Overview for College Success Credits
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
OCS 121 1
Credits
CAD 100 Introduction to CADD 1.5
CAD 101 Basic Drawing & Design 2
CAD 111 Mechanical Design I 4
CAD 212 Mechanical Design II 4
CAD 214 Mechanical Design III 4
CAD 105 Special Applications 4
DRF Drafting Electives 3
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MTH 106 Technical Mathematics I 5
BUS 260 Total Quality Management 3
Total Credit Hours: 33.5

Basic Certificates

South Suburban College offers a variety of basic certificates designed to provide specialized training in specific areas. The following basic certificates are now available. For further information, contact your academic advisor or counselor.

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
Mechanical Certificate (CAD.BASIC.MECH) Credits
CAD 100 Introduction to CADD 1.5
CAD 101 Basic Drawing & Design 2
CAD 105 Special Applications 4
CAD 111 Mechanical Design I 4
DRF Drafting Electives 3
Total Credit Hours: 14.5
Advanced Mechanical Certificate (CAD.BASIC.MECHADV) Credits
CAD 212 Mechanical Design II 4
CAD 214 Mechanical Design III 4
CAD 260 Solid Modeling 4
Total Credit Hours: 12
AEC Certificate (C-0623) Credits
CAD 100 Introduction to CADD 1.5
CAD 101 Basic Drawing & Design 2
CAD 105 Special Applications 4
CAD 109 Architectural Design and Drafting I 4
DRF 101 Architectural Drafting 3
Total Credit Hours: 14.5
CADD Technical Publishing (C-0625) Credits
CAD 100 Introduction to CADD 1.5
CAD 101 Basic Drawing & Design 2
CAD 105 Special Applications 4
CAD 269 Technical Publishing 3.5
OAT 172 Business Communication 3
Total Credit Hours: 14
Advanced AEC Certificate (C-0624) Credits
BLD 101 Constructions Materials and Methods I-Wood 4
BLD 110 Surveying I 4
BLD 203 Estimating 3.5
CAD 209 Architectural Applications II 4
Total Credit Hours: 15.5