Why choose Computer Aided Drafting at PPCC?
PPCC's Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program prepares you to enter the workforce as a skilled CAD technician. You'll be equipped with a solid foundation for drafting positions in manufacturing, engineering, and other areas requiring production-ready drawings and 3-dimensional or 3D printed models. You will learn to prepare 2D and 3D projects for fabrication using the latest releases of multiple CAD software. In addition, you will acquire skills in subject matter of design principles, industry standards, fabrication materials, manufacturing applications, tolerance methods and analysis, problem-solving techniques and general organizational skills.
What do PPCC CAD students study?
Students who study Computer Aided Drafting will:
- Learn to prepare 2D and 3D drawings for fabrication using the latest release of AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CREO (formerly Pro Engineer) and MasterCAM.
- Understand print reading, problem-solving techniques, methods of simulation and testing, 3D printing, use of research tools.
- Gain general organizational skills and applications in geometry and trigonometry.
All of our learning outcomes are skill based and expected to help students with practical application.
Classes You Might Take
Computer Aided Drafting professionals possess a unique combination of artistic, design, mechanical and mathematical aptitude. Some careers in CAD are:
- Modeling Design
- Installation Drafter
- Layout Designer
- Mechanical Designer
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies
- Advanced Machining Technology
- Advanced Manufacturing Machining
- Basic Machining Technology
- Basic Manufacturing Machining
- CNC Machining
- Intermediate Manufacturing
- Machining for Welders