Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) - Certificate (GST BOCES graduates may qualify for credit for past learning experience)

Associate Dean, STEM Division

Department Chair

Certificate, Career Program

Drafting is an intensive program emphasizing the development of manual and computer aided (CAD) drafting skills. The mission of this program is to equip graduates with the skills to use AutoCAD and SolidWorks to create working drawings to expected industry standards. In addition, graduates will be able to produce 2-D drawings and 3-D models for import into computer assisted manufacturing (CAM) software for computer numerical control (CNC) machining program generation.

Graduates will have hands-on knowledge of machining process for the creation of machine components from raw stock to quality control inspection using the ANSI standard for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Should students decide to continue their education in the pursuit of an A.A.S. degree in technology, the majority of these courses apply directly to the A.A.S. degree programs in Mechanical Technology: CAD Design, Manufacturing, and Machine Tool Technology as detailed below**.

While not a specific program requirement, in order to graduate from this program students must demonstrate the writing skills necessary to enter ENGL 1010, College Composition I. Based on assessment, students may need to successfully complete ENGL 0950 and/or ENGL 0990. It is essential to discuss this with an adviser.

For program assistance, see an adviser.

High school or equivalent preparation required: Mechanical drawing experience is recommended, though not required.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.