Computer-Aided Design - Associate Degree Program Manager
P.I.T.'s CAD program emphasizes architectural, civil and mechanical design.  CAD specialists also prepare detailed drawings of buildings and other structures.  Graduates may specialize in a type of structure, such as commercial or residential, or a type of material, such as timber or reinforced concrete.  Graduates interested in mechanical design prepare detailed diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices.  Graduates also prepare and provide instructions regarding the fabrication, assembly, and use of mechanical equipment, parts, and devices.


Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Professions

Entry-level job titles include:

  • CAD Operator
  • CAD Designer
  • CAD Specialist
  • Architectural/Civil Drafter

Career potential includes positions such as:

  • CAD Manager
  • Lead Design Drafter
  • CAD Instructor

Curriculum Summary



Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
EGR198 CAD I3
EGR138 Engineering Graphic Design I3

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
EGR278 CAD II3
MTH145 College Algebra and Trigonometry3
ENG108 English Composition3

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MTH225 Calculus I4
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
EGR108 Mechanical Graphic Design I3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
EGR124 Architectural Graphic Design I3
STR134 Engineering Mechanics3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
EGR126 Architectural Graphic Design II3
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
EGR113 Mechanical Graphic Design II3

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
EGR145 Electronic Graphic Design3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3
EGR212 REVIT Architecture I3

Term 7 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
EGR365 Co-op Work Experience3
Elective3
EGR252 Inventor I3

Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
EGR198 CAD I3
EGR138 Engineering Graphic Design I3

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
EGR278 CAD II3
MTH145 College Algebra and Trigonometry3
ENG108 English Composition3

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MTH225 Calculus I4
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
EGR108 Mechanical Graphic Design I3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
EGR124 Architectural Graphic Design I3
STR134 Engineering Mechanics3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
EGR126 Architectural Graphic Design II3
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
EGR113 Mechanical Graphic Design II3

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
EGR145 Electronic Graphic Design3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3
EGR212 REVIT Architecture I3

Term 7 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
EGR365 Co-op Work Experience3
Elective3
EGR252 Inventor I3

Program Objectives

CAD graduates should be able to:

  • Create two and three-dimensional drawings and design models.
  • Establish a methodology for solving a design/drafting problem by using freehand sketching.
  • Develop detailed and working drawings using the principles of geometric construction and descriptive geometry.
  • Develop layouts and technical designs for the architectural and machining industries by integrating the use of multi-views, assembly, and solid modeling drawings.
  • Create drawings for the architectural and mechanical industries using advanced parametric software.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize a geometric form by a photo rendering to present and describe a design.
  • Convey technical information effectively in graphic form.
Computer-Aided Design
Associate in Science (A.S.)
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