|What is the Computer Aided Drafting Technology program?
(CAD), also known as computer-aided drafting and design (CADD), is the use of
computer technology for the process of producing plans and diagrams, and
presentations for residential, commercial, and industrial development. Our program includes both architectural
drafting courses for building construction documentation and mechanical
drafting for civil and industrial infrastructure as well as machine
components. San Antonio College offers a
Level I Certificate in Computer Aided Drafting Operations and an Associate of
Applied Science Degree in General Computer Aided Drafting Technology.
The student will have a
professional knowledge of computer use and network file management and be able
to use AutoCAD and other software to create construction, civil, and
mechanical/electrical documents, presentations and schedules. Advanced courses and well-equipped
laboratories enable students to extend their theoretical and practical
knowledge of various design disciplines.
Graduates usually enter the
field with the title of drafter, designer, or CADD operator. They will be qualified for entry level
employment into many commercial and industrial fields.
|What can I do with this course of study?
|What's special about program?
The courses and software programs offered provide a wide
range of skills and knowledge used by most firms. Students can also jump start their career by
completing a Level 1 Certificate in two semesters or an Associate of Applied Science
Degree in two years. These programs have been designed in consultation with an
advisory committee of professional drafters, business owners, and industry