CAD (COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN) for Architecture and Engineering

There are an endless number of new emerging product ideas that are now requiring Computer Aided Design (CAD) knowledge. The world-wide economic market is embracing the ability to transform an idea into something visible. Don’t let the technology wind of change catch you unprepared. Specialty and technical illustrations that detail the specifics of a new product idea are now required in order to create and sell it. With that said, there are an endless number of reasons you need to learn Computer Aided Design (CAD), and that’s because it is basically being used everywhere. The world-wide market is embracing the ability to transform an idea into something visible.
• CAD is being applied to a wide range of fields and specializations, depending on what you like to draw and what your other skills are.
Career options for CAD and 3D modelers are growing globally:
o Interior design, art, computer graphics, motion simulation, and the Internet
o Simulations of environment impact, GPS, GIS
o Medical advancement (e.g. equipment, prosthetics etc..)
o Aerospace, automotive industries (e.g. create plans for use in the manufacturing of airplanes, missiles, automobiles)
o Computer animation, special effects in movies and the gaming industry
o Advertising (e.g. designing perfume bottles, motorcycles)
o Mechanical, Civil, Environment, Industrial, Electrical Engineering
o Architecture and construction
o Industrial prototyping (3D printing, CNC : computers to control machine tools)
o the explosion of engineering and production work in new emerging regions around the globe requiring a more intelligent method for collaborative design
• CAD and 3D modeling usage in industry is expected to grow to 81% over the next 3-5 years. Available CAD education opportunities include:
o Industry recognized certificate programs that can be completed in a short time
o An associate’s degree program in CADD technology

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Full Year
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2.0 Practical Arts credit or 1.0 per semester
Recommended: 2.5 cumulative GPA
Session IIIA
Session 3A