Certificate of Achievement, Drafting Technology

Program Description

The Certificate of Achievement, Drafting Technology is designed to provide training and technical job skills to students seeking employment and/or skill upgrades. A drafting technician works with designers and engineers within a variety of industries including manufacturing, architecture, construction, and landscaping. The program is competency-based. Students complete a variety of hands-on learning exercises ranging from manually drafted drawings to advanced computerized two and three-dimensional wireframe and solid modeling projects.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CADD 100 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFT 100 Basic Drafting Principles 3
DFT 110 Print Reading for Industry 3
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
Mathematics 1 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
CADD 105 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3
CADD 140 Technical Drafting I 3
Communications 1 3
Human Relations 1 3
 Semester Total12
3rd semester
Elective 2 3
CADD 210 CADD Project 3
 Semester Total6
 Total Units33

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.


See program recommendations or requirements.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the Certificate of Achievement.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Technical Communications I
Human Relations3
Workplace Readiness
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Certificate Requirements
CADD 100Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting3
CADD 105Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting3
CADD 140Technical Drafting I3
CADD 210CADD Project3
DFT 100Basic Drafting Principles3
DFT 110Print Reading for Industry3
IS 101Introduction to Information Systems3
Elective Requirements
Select 3 units from remaining CADD or DFT courses3
Total Units33

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of drafting theory as it relates to working with designers and engineers within a variety of industries including manufacturing, architecture and construction.
  • Prepare technical drawings and presentations demonstrating understanding of manual drawing and CAD techniques.