​Computer aided drafting (CAD)
One Year Certificate

Required Classes

Fall

 

ENGR 104Graphics 1

5

ENGR 110CAD 1

3

ENGR 101Project Management

5

MATH 095*Inter Algebra

5

Winter
ENGR 115Blueprint Reading & Drafting Standards

2

ENGR 118Microstation

4

ENGR 222 Regulatory Forms
2
ENGR 251Estimates

4

ENGR 132Problem Analysis

5

Spring
ENGR 112CAD 3-D

3

ENGR 118 Mechanical CAD

3

ENGR 200Surveying

3

BA 138/PTECH 120/ENGL& 101Business Writing

5

TOTAL

49

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

The computer has dramatically impacted the engineering and architectural design fields in the last decade. Today's design professional has at her or his fingertips tools of unbelievable power and creativity.

It is now possible for a computer aided drafter to show a client exactly what a new bridge or building will look like, from any angle, in an electronic instant. He can also use powerful software to instantly compute areas, volumes, and other engineering parameters that previously took hours or days to calculate.

YVCC's Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CAD) Certificate prepares students for immediate employment in the workforce by using the same equipment used in business and industry. Careful attention is paid to the matching the skills required by employers in the local Yakima area.

CAD classes are held in the computer labs in the new Deccio Building. Machines and software are updated regularly to keep pace with industry standards. All students work with 17 inch color monitors. The lab is also equipped with a full size digitizer, various plotters and scanners. The latest version of AutoCAD is typically used. The student also receives instruction on Microstation, and SolidWorks, computer drafting software programs that are popular in the Yakima Valley Service Region. Career opportunities are excellent, making Computer Aided Drafting a smart career choice!

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