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Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Design and Construction

Short-Term Certificate

This certificate prepares students for a growing number of entry-level jobs in engineering, construction, and architectural firms. Course work includes instruction and hands-on training in basic engineering, architectural, and drafting practices. Students complete 14 credits, resulting in a CAD for Construction and Design Certificate. Students can continue their education by moving into the Architectural Engineering Drafting AAS.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Short-Term Certificate Full Time: NA
Part Time: 3
14.0

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $1,582.56
  • NonResident Cost : $1,792.00
  • International Student Cost : $4,077.92

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Introduces basic Computer Aided Drafting practices using Autodesk's AutoCAD program. Focus will be on drawing commands, layering, scaling, dimensioning and text styles as used in construction/design applications. Emphasis placed on developing production skills. The first of a two-class sequence. Open Lab. Computer Fee.

TDR 111 5.0

Course continuation of TDR 111. Focus will be on usage of external sources, creation of blocks, paper space/model space, file management and exchange and plotting as it relates to construction/design applications. Isometrics and 3D concepts may be introduced. Computer Fee.

TDR 112 5.0

Student will be introduced to advanced concepts of AutoCAD. Course continues skill-building with the AutoCAD program and offers instruction and hands-on practice in the development of productivity tools such as macros, templates, and system customizing. In addition, students will begin to work in 3D (three dimension). Prerequisite: TDR 175. Computer Fee.

TDR 176 4.0