This program prepares students for employment as a CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAFTER or DESIGNER, or in the architecture or construction fields. Civil drafters create detailed technical drawings of buildings, structures, and various construction projects designed by architects and civil engineers. Civil drafters must be proficient in CAD software commonly used in industry (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, REVIT) and have knowledge of current industry drafting practices. Employment is available in private industry and at local and county government agencies.
The skills learned in this program are also essential job skills for engineers and architects, so students pursuing these areas are also encouraged to take this coursework as well. Many of these job skills courses may not be available at the university, and others may be transferrable to the university.
Students will be able to:
1. Select and develop engineering careers.
2. Produce models and technical drawings that conform to industry standards.
3. Demonstrate aptitude at using a variety of civil engineering CAD software.
This program has CERTIFICATE and ASSOCIATE DEGREE
options. The required core courses are the same for both but the degree
option also requires completion of general education
coursework per Plans A, B, or C of college catalog (~ 30 units).
If more units are needed to complete the associates degree (~ 60 units), it is suggested students also select from the following list:
Engr 118 (surveying), 103 (solidworks), 130A (CATIA).
Required Core Courses:
|Introduction to Engineering|
Introduction to Civil Engineering (AEC)
|Engr 183||AutoCAD I||4|
|Engr 184||AutoCAD II||4|
|Engr 185||Civil 3D||4|
|Engr 142||Civil Drafting||4|