Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) is a highly-specialized skill. South Seattle Community College's two-year Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS and AST) for Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology provide students with a broad base of skills and the opportunity to specialize in Architectural Building Construction Technology, CAD Civil Technology, or CAD Mechanical Design Technology; each of which is sought after by local employers.
We also offer one-year certificates and short-term training in Basic CAD skills, Advanced CAD skills, Professional CAD, and 3D Parametric Modeling. In addition, students learn problem-solving techniques, use of research tools, organizational skills, and applications in geometry and trigonometry. Students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through our internship programs. Graduates from SSCC possess the knowledge, skills, and experience to give them the edge in the job market.
Features & Facilities:
• During the first year, students focus on gaining a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of CAD drafting, Dimensioning, and Tolerancing, Manufacturing processes, Problem solving skills, Critical thinking and Mathematics.
• The senior year is devoted to a specific drafting and design (CADD) discipline which the student selects: Architectural Building Construction Technology, Civil Drafting Technology, or Mechanical Design Technology.
• AUTOCAD 2013; SolidWorks 3-D; Rhinoceros 3D; Master Cam; 3-D Printer, and CATIA V6