Computerized Drafting - A.S.

Please note that this program will not be offered on the Providence Campus for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

Effective Fall 2020, Johnson & Wales University will complete its transition from a term calendar to a semester calendar. Starting with the 2020–21 catalog, all programs will represent course requirements in semester credit hours rather than quarter credit hours. Students who started on terms and will finish their degree requirements on semesters should consult with their assigned academic counselor in Student Academic Services or faculty advisor on semester transition academic planning.

The Computerized Drafting associate degree program combines academic theory, basic drafting methods, computer-aided drafting techniques and general communications skills with the practical experience necessary for entry-level CAD drafting skills in engineering fields that utilize mechanical, architectural or electrical applications.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply knowledge of industry standard practices and applications
  • Utilize critical thinking processes to identify problems and formulate creative solutions that meet required specifications
  • Communicate design solutions which incorporate global perspective and ethical responsibility
  • Use engineering drafting principles and related skills necessary for project resolution

Upon completion of this program, students may seek career opportunities in state and local government public works and transportation departments, or architec­tural, electronics and manufacturing indus­tries as draftspersons and/or CAD opera­tors.

Computerized Drafting

A two-year program leading to an Associate degree

Major Courses
CAD1000Computer-Aided Drafting I6
CAD1L00Computer-Aided Drafting I Lab1
CAD1020Computer-Aided Drafting II6
CAD1L20Computer-Aided Drafting II Lab1
CAD10303D Parametric Modeling6
CAD1L303D Parametric Modeling Lab1
CAD2000Portfolio Development1.5
CAD2020Mechanical CAD4.5
CAD2030Design I: Principles of Design4.5
CAD2040Architectural CAD4.5
CAD2055Introduction to Building Information Modeling4.5
CAD2059Introduction to Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)4.5
CAD2061CAD Applications4.5
Related Professional Studies
FIT1050Digital Technology for the Creative Industries4.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
Social Science4.5
One course from ANTH°°, ECON, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives4.5
One course with an EASC attribute.
Total Credits91.5

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‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, Arts & Sciences, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.