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2017-2018 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_CAD4

Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

Computer Aided Drafting and Design - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This program provides advanced CAD skills to the student seeking a career within computer-aided drafting and design. The student will complete 2D and 3D projects using the most current releases of the CAD software. Upon completion of this AAS degree, the student is prepared to enter the workforce as a CAD technician.

This program will meet unique computer-aided drafting and design, CAD illustration, and graphics needs. With the growth of employment needs in small- to mid-sized companies, employers are increasingly seeking employees with advanced and specialized computer-aided drafting skills.

Coursework is offered on an open-entry basis: students may complete some of the courses, enter the workforce, and then return to complete the program or upgrade a specific skill. Some certificates and courses may not be offered every semester or at every campus. Please work with a Program Advisor in selection of your courses. Please contact Claudia Romero, 970-204-8632 at the Larimer Campus or Vrushali Bharadwaj at vrushali.bharadwaj@frontrange.edu at the Westminster Campus.

Requirements

All courses applied to the degree must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAD 100Print Reading for CAD

3

CAD 101Computer-Aided Drafting I

3

CAD 102Computer-Aided Drafting II

3

CAD 115Sketchup

3

CAD 201Computer-Aided Drafting/Custom

3

CAD 202Computer-Aided Drafting/3D

3

CAD 2193DS/MAX

3

CAD 2623D Printing

3

 

CAD 289Capstone

3

or

CAD 280Internship

3

Total Credit Hours:27

Drawing Courses:

Select one of the following drawing courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
AEC 101Basic Architectural Drafting

4

EGT 101Mechanical Design I

3

EGT 143Civil/Survey Drafting I

3

HLT 130Landscape Design I

3

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Elective Courses:

Students are strongly advised to work with a CAD program advisor in order to select at least 15 credits from among the following courses: (Those appropriate in the student's occupational interests). Not all courses are offered at every campus.

Course NumberTitleCredits
AEC 102Residential Construction Drawing

4

AEC 121Construction Materials and Systems

3

AEC 123Commercial Construction Drawings

4

AEC 215Elementary Site Planning

3

CAD 105AutoCAD for Interiors

4

CAD 216Advanced Sketchup

3

CAD 2203DS/MAX Advanced Character Modeling

3

CAD 2213DS/MAX Advanced Architectural Visualization

3

CAD 222Navisworks/Autodesk

3

CAD 224Revit Architecture

3

CAD 225AutoCAD Architecture

3

CAD 227Advanced Revit Architecture

3

CAD 229Revit Structure

3

CAD 233Civil 3D (Software)

3

CAD 240Inventor I/Autodesk

3

CAD 244Advanced Inventor

3

CAD 255SolidWorks/Mechanical

3

CAD 259Advanced Solidworks

3

CAD 2643D Scanning and Modeling

4

CAD 266Advanced 3D Printing

3

EGT 201Engineering Materials

3

EGT 205Geometric Dimension & Tolerance

3

EGT 243Civil/Survey Drafting II

3

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS 131Global Positioning Systems for Global Information Systems

3

HLT 230Landscape Design II

3

IND 114Space Planning

3

IND 200Kitchen and Bath Design

4

IND 261Advanced Kitchen and Bath Design

4

Total Credit Hours:15

General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 121Drawing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 107Career Mathematics

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Computer Technology

Select one course (3 credits) from the CIS or MGD courses found on the Approved Elective List.  Courses are listed below:

CIS 115 or higher

MGD 111, MGD 112, MGD 117, MGD 133, MGD 143, MGD 164

Total Credit Hours:3

General Studies

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved Elective List.  Please Note: AEC, CAD, and IND coursework cannot be used to satisfy general education requirements in this program. Recommended areas of study include: Communication, Business and Information Technology, Physics, Psychology and/or Sociology.

Total Credit Hours:3

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

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