Feb 21, 2024
The Computer-Aided Design for Architecture and Engineering degree program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the mechanical, architectural, civil, structural, or other design-related industry.
Type of Credential
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contacts and Additional Information
CCBC Catonsville, Michael Ehrlinger
443-840-4371 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Classes offered only at the Catonsville campus
- Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - For Computer-Aided Design for Architecture and Engineering, see Portfolio. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.
- Articulation and Transfer Agreements - While there are no program-specific agreements, see other types of agreements such as guaranteed admission, block transfer, and discounts.
This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.
Courses Needed for This Program*
General Education Requirements and Electives - 18-19 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses. One course must be a Diversity course.
- Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credits.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
Program Requirements and Electives - 42-43 Credits
Choose one course from the following list.
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.
The Computer-Aided Design for Architecture and Engineering degree program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the mechanical, architectural, civil, structural, or other design-related industry. Students graduating with this degree may find employment under the guidance of engineers as CAD operators, engineering technicians, CAD drafters, and design assistants creating technical drawings for engineering applications.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
- recognize and apply standard drafting principles in a CAD environment;
- develop working knowledge and skills to effectively and efficiently create drawings using several software programs;
- identify and explain the function and purpose of CAD system components;
- apply basic dimensioning procedures; and
- plot CAD drawings at designated scales.