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Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Associate in Arts Degree

Banner code: 2_AA_DRAFT
Financial aid: Eligible 

This program prepares students for careers in the Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Civil or Architectural drafting fields. Students will utilize the latest CAD systems to design and develop their assignments. Opportunities for employment are available in many related commercial companies.

By completing the requirements of the Certificate of Achievement in Computer Aided Design and Drafting, students will be able to also satisfy the A.A. Degree requirements for a major in Computer Aided Design and Drafting.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Develop competency in basic drafting, enabling them to pursue careers in engineering, professional arenas, or to further their academic pursuits.
  2. Have practical experience in Computer Aided Drafting and Design.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Engineering and Mechanical CAD Drafting and 3D Design.

Associate Degree Graduation Requirements

(See GWC website for the most up-to-date information on Associate Degree Requirements.)

  1. Completion of General Education Requirements by one of the following methods:
    1. Completion of a minimum of 18 units as listed under Areas A through E, including the Cultural Diversity Requirement.
    2. Completion of a minimum of 39 units of CSU General Education requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education Breadth.
    3. Completion of a minimum of 34 (UC) or 37 (CSU) units of Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in IGETC.
  2. Completion of a Major or Area of Emphasis—a minimum of 18 units.
  3. Completion of additional elective units to a total of 60 units.
  4. 2.0 overall Grade Point Average at GWC and 2.0 overall Grade Point Average for all colleges attended.
  5. At least 12 units completed at GWC.

Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
DRAF G101Basic Computer Aided Design Drafting4
DRAF G105Basic Engineering Drafting I, Computer Aided Drafting3
DRAF G110Basic Engineering Drafting II, Computer Aided Drafting3
DRAF G090CAD Drafting Laboratory3
DRAF G170Advanced 3D Mechanical Design3
MATH G030Intermediate Algebra4
Major Total20
GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breadth, or IGETC)18-39
Total Units60