Computer Aided Design Technology (CADT)

CADT-141 Introduction to CAD Technology
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course introduces the student to the basic principles of 2D CAD (2-dimensional computer aided design) commands. Typical applications of 2D CAD are presented with basic drafting and design concepts. Basic working drawings are emphasized including plan views, elevations, sections, wall details and stair details.

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CADT-142 Introduction to 3D Residential Design
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course introduces the student to residential design focusing on composition, conceptual design and principles of organization and 3D development. Students will develop skills using 3D CAD (3-dimensional computer aided design) software.

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CADT-143 Introduction to 3D Commercial Design
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course introduces the student to commercial design focusing on composition, conceptual design and principles of organization and 3D development. Students will develop skills using 3D CAD (3-dimensional computer aided design) software.

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CADT-151 Advanced 3D Residential Design
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course introduces the student to advanced residential design focusing on floor plan development and elevation development. Emphasis will be placed on using floor plans and elevations in creating other various working drawings needed to complete a set of drawings for construction.

Prerequisites: CADT-143

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CADT-152 Advanced 3D Commercial Design
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course introduces the student to advanced commercial design focusing on the floor plan development and elevation development. Emphasis will be placed on using floor plans and elevations in creating other various working drawings needed to complete a set of drawings for construction.

Prerequisites: CADT-143

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CADT-153 Commercial Building Design Integration
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course introduces the student to the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems of a commercial building. Concepts of commercial design are integrated with the development of basic drafting/design concepts and applications.

Corequisites: CADT-151, CADT-152

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CADT-201 Architectural Print Reading and Estimating
2 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is an introduction to print reading and interpretation, layout, terminology, materials, construction methods, dimensions, symbols, building codes, estimating techniques, and methods of preparing estimates.

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CADT-202 Residential Architecture II
4 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course focuses on residential architectural standards, fixtures, floor plans, sections, elevations, stairs, roofs, foundations, and building codes. Primary focus is on wood construction techniques, terminology, and materials. Various architectural CAD software applications will be utilized.

Prerequisites: CADT-131

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CADT-203 Commercial Architecture II
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course focuses on commercial construction techniques including materials, equipment, fixtures, and building codes. Development of various working drawings will be included. Various architectural CAD software applications will be utilized.

Prerequisites: CADT-133

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CADT-204 Residential Architecture III
4 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course focuses on advanced residential architectural standards, fixtures, floor plans, sections, elevations, stairs, roofs, foundations, and building codes. Development of various working drawings will be included. Various architectural CAD software applications will be utilized.

Prerequisites: CADT-202

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CADT-205 Commercial Architecture III
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course focuses on advanced commercial construction techniques including materials, equipment, fixtures, and building codes. Development of various working drawings will be included. Various architectural CAD software applications will be utilized.

Prerequisites: CADT-203

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CADT-207 Building Design Integration
2 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course focuses on building design with the integration of design principles, structural components and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Development of various working drawings will be included. Various architectural software applications will be utilized.

Corequisites: CADT 204, CADT-205

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CADT-250 SolidWorks I
2 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is an introduction to SolidWorks and presents fundamental principles towards feature-based parametric modeling and design. Emphasis will be on using basic tools towards the creations of parts, assemblies, and drawings.

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CADT-252 SolidWorks II
2 Credits

Lecture: 4 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is a continuation of CADT-250 and presents more in-depth knowledge with feature-based parametric modeling and design. Emphasis will be on parts, assemblies, and drawings.

Prerequisites: CADT-250

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