Dec 01, 2021  
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog 
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog

CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), Advanced Skill Set

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John "Chris" Toothman, CAD Program Coordinator

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

Upon successful completion of the Advance Skill Set Certificate CAD Program, completers will be able to do the following:

  • Use tools and technologies of the CAD draftsperson effectively
  • Use a computer workstation to produce engineering drawings and manage engineering-related data
  • Apply various drafting standards such as ANSI (American National Standards Institute) to various engineering drawings.
  • 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 field such as Graphics, Applied Design, or Interior Design. All CAD courses may be applied to the AAS degree in Drafting/Design Engineering Technology at Pierpont Community and Technical College.

Notice to All 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.

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