Computer-Aided Drafting Technology

Welcome to the Computer-Aided Drafting Technology (CADT) Program! Computer-aided drafters produce detailed drawings with exact dimensions and specifications. They translate ideas into drawings and are an integral link between an idea and the finished product. Students will use plans, assembly drawings, and maps from notes and sketches. The Texas Southmost College CADT Program offers two degrees: Certificate of Proficiency-Level One and Associate of Applied Science.

The program prepares students to pursue a career as a computer-aided drafter at an entry level. Other students enter this program to learn this profession and transfer to four-year institutions to become architects or engineers. Completion of the one-year program leads to the Certificate of Proficiency-Level One in Computer-Aided Drafting Technology, providing the necessary initial technical training to basic drafting methods and procedures. It also prepares a student to become certified as an entry-level CAD operator and enter the workforce, or pursue further college training. Upon completion of the program, the students will be able to produce correct 2D and 3D drawings to specifications using CAD software and communicate effectively in order to complete routine drafting team assignments under supervision.

Completion of the two-year program leads to the Associate of Applied Science in Computer-Aided Drafting Technology, providing a strong academic and technical base, giving the graduate the needed skills and knowledge for entry-level employment and the foundation for professional growth. Upon completion of this program, the students will be able to produce correct 2D and 3D drawings to specifications, apply specialized knowledge and skills utilizing CAD software, and communicate effectively in order to work in drafting team assignments with minimum supervision. Enrollment in CAD work experience courses provides students with on-the-job experience while in the program. Employment is available in the architectural, engineering, construction, and manufacturing areas.

Thomas Whistler
Instructor-Computer-Aided Drafting Technology
301 Mexico Blvd.
Brownsville, TX 78520
[email protected]
(956) 295-3748