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CAD Engineering Technology, AAS

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CAD Engineering Technology


CAD Engineering technologists provide drawings and plans used in construction and production. They provide visual guidelines to demonstrate the construction of a structure or product (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009). Drafters fill in technical details using drawings, rough sketches, specification, and calculations made by engineers, surveyors, architects, or scientists. For example, many drafters use their knowledge of standardized building techniques to draw in the details of structures. Some use their understanding of engineering and manufacturing theory and standards to draw the parts of a machine; they determine design elements, such as the numbers and kinds of fasteners needed to assemble the machine (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2990). Most drafters prepare plans and drawings with Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) systems.

Program Description

The CAD Engineering Technology curriculum allows students to obtain skills and knowledge related to several fields of the drafting and design industry. The curriculum is based on the State Framework which is based on national standards as developed by the American Design Drafting Association. A combination of class work and laboratory experience is stressed. Completion of 47 semester credit hours of course work in the program leads to a Technical Certificate. Completion of 62 semester credit hours of course work in the program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The College placement policy guide will be used to determine the correct placement in academic classes (English, Math, Reading, etc.). Developmental or basic classes will not count toward the drafting program degree.

Program Length

Four semesters (beginning with fall semester)

Degree Offered

Technical Certificate
Associate in Applied Science

Admission Requirements

Must meet all general admission requirements. (See College Affairs Section) Promotion Policy: All technical and academic classes of the CAD Engineering Technology curriculum which is a prerequisite must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to advance to the next level of classes. Graduation grade policy: All technical classes of the CAD Engineering Technology curriculum must be completed with a minimum GPA of “2.0” to complete graduation requirements. The overall GPA must also be a minimum of “2.0” (See College Graduation Requirements)


Jones College Enrollment Services at 601.477.4257 or CAD Engineering Technology instructor, Karen Kirk 601.477.4256 or karen.kirk@

Program Requirements

The following advisement plan is a recommended course of study. An academic advisor may alter course sequence to meet individual student needs. In addition, an academic advisor may recommend additional or different courses depending upon student career plans and/or requirements of the college or university to which the student plans to transfer.

Freshman Year

First Semester

Total Hours: 18

Second Semester

Total Hours: 18

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Total Hours: 15

Second Semester

Total Hours: 12

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

*The Social/Behavioral Science Elective must be approved by DDT instructor or chosen from


*** Elective must be approved by instructor

Note: Any student is subject to the Substance Testing Policy.

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