2008-2009 General Catalog Bossier Parish Community College BPCC Home Bossier Parish Community College Logo Catalog Table of Contents

Computer Aided Drafting
Certificate of Technical Studies

Learning outcomes

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Computer Aided Drafting will have demonstrated

  1. higher-level thinking skills related to problem solving and manipulation of complex technical data relating to engineering/architectural designs;
  2. ability to create complete and accurate blueprints from engineering/architectural sketches and projects, while using the most expeditious drafting techniques;
  3. skills in exhibiting professionalism through ethical behavior and maintaining of confidentiality of client/company designs as set forth by established guidelines;
  4. active listening, interviewing, instructing, and documenting in response to client/fellow professional needs;
  5. effective written, oral, and graphic communication with administrators, staff, clients, and fellow employees.

Specific certificate information:

BPCC’s survey of the Shreveport/Bossier area confirms the need for computer drafters in the local job market. CADD operators need to have a broad understanding of engineering graphics, print reading and sketching, computer drafting fundamentals, and advanced computer drafting operations and customizing skills. BPCC’s courses are designed to provide a strong foundation in the areas.

In the certificate program, students study drafting and use computer-based systems to produce or revise technical drawings needed in the design and development of machines, products, buildings, manufacturing processes, and other work. These technical drawings can then be interpreted by people who actually produce/use the products.

Required courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Computer Aided Drafting:

First Semester Hours
MATH 129: Applied Technical Math 3
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
6
Second Semester Hours
TEED 140/140L: Engineering Drawing 3
TEED 143: Introductory Computer Drafting 3
6
Third Semester Hours
TEED 142: Industrial Blueprint Reading 3
TEED 144: Intermediate Computer Drafting 3
6
Fourth Semester Hours
TEED: Advanced Computer Drafting Elective * 3
TEED: Advanced Computer Drafting Elective * 3
6
Fifth Semester Hours
TEED: Advanced Computer Drafting Elective * 3
TEED: Advanced Computer Drafting Elective * 3
6
Total credit hours 30
* The TEED Advanced Computer Drafting Elective must be selected from the following:
TEED 156: Customized AutoCAD  
TEED 158: Computer Drafting Applications
TEED 160: 3D Computer Drafting
TEED 171: Building Information Modeling I
TEED 172: Building Information Modeling II (prerequisite: TEED 171)

Student should meet with his or her advisor about scheduling the TEED Advanced Computer Drafting Elective.

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.

Students must meet the general education competencies for the academic certificate.

Specific associate degree information:

Students wishing to earn an associate degree in the field of Computer Drafting and Design can major in the Associate of General Studies (GROUP VI) with the following approved electives:

Recommended approve electives

  • TEED 156 Customizing AutoCAD
  • TEED 158 Computer Drafting Applications
  • TEED 160 3D Computer Drafting
  • TEED 171 Building Information Modeling I
  • TEED 172 Building Information Modeling II (prerequisite: TEED 171)

Students must check with their advisor about the Associate of General Studies (GROUP VI) and the computer drafting and design courses.

Back to Mathematics and Technical Education


BPCC HOME | A TO Z INDEX | CONTACT US | HELP | LINKS

Copyright © 2009 Bossier Parish Community College. All rights reserved.