Earn SPC's 24-credt-hour (8-class) Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Certificate and gain the skills you need to assist engineers in planning, designing and detailing. You can also work toward industry certifications in SolidWorks and AutoCAD.

Learn in our Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies

You will sharpen your SolidWorks and AutoCAD skills in our state-of-the-art training facilityCollaborative Center for Emerging Technologies on the Clearwater Campus.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Designers, All Other

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2018 Employment

550

2028

650

Percent Change

18

Projected Job Openings

70

Drafters, All Other

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2018 Employment

930

2028

1,180

Percent Change

27

Projected Job Openings

110

Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2018 Employment

900

2028

1,080

Percent Change

21

Projected Job Openings

100

skills you learn in SPC's Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Certificate

  • Advanced CAD commands
  • Three-dimensional (3-D) drawings
  • Solid modeling software
  • Digital engineering design fundamentals
  • Digital modeling fundamentals

Computer-Aided Design & Drafting Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

CAD-CT

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2020 (570)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2020 (570), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Lara Sharp
Program Director
(727) 398-8256


Program Summary

This certificate provides a program of study with courses in CAD (computer aided drafting) and solid modeling needed to assist the engineering and drafting activities of industry, construction, architecture, and consultants in planning, designing, and detailing projects. Rapid Prototyping techniques, like 3D printing, woodworking, casting and molding, are taught throughout the solid modeling courses. This CAD Certificate is part of the Digital Design and Modeling Subplan of the 60-credit hour Associate in Science degree in Engineering Technology. Some of these courses can also be taken as electives in the Building Design and Construction Management AS degree program. Students new to this field will be able to obtain employment by completing this certificate and work in those areas where CAD technicians, drafters, and designers are needed.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0615130304:

Federal CIP Code

15.1303: Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD.

Job Related Opportunities

  • CAD Designer
  • CAD Technician
  • Design Technician
  • Detailer
  • Engineering Aide
  • Drafter

Graduation Rules

All courses need to be completed with a minimum of a "C".

MAJOR CORE COURSES

ETD 1320C Introduction to CAD 3
ETD 1340C AutoCAD II 3
ETD 1350C AutoCAD Inventor (3D modeling) 3
OR
ETD 1390C Introduction to Architectural Revit 3
ETD 2364C Introduction to SolidWorks 3
ETD 2368C Advanced Solidworks 3
ETD 2369C SolidWorks Applications 3
Select any two (2) additional ETD related course 6
Total Credits 24

Continuing YOUR EDUCATION at SPC

The Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Certificate is part of and transfers to SPC's Engineering Technology Associate of Science Degree.

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Certificate