Computer Aided Design (CAD): CS

Computer Aided Design (CAD): CS

Certificate of Specialization | 16 credit hours minimum

Area of Interest: Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Occupations, and Transportation

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Program Description:

The Computer Aided Design (CAD) Certificate of Specialization prepares a CAD operator to interpret data from multiple sources, apply traditional drafting skills, utilize operating system software, and follow industrial practices and company procedures related to CAD work. Graduates will be able to efficiently perform all tasks related to producing final drawings and CAD models.

Locations. This program is offered in its entirety at Florissant Valley. 

Related Programs. The Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Department offers an associate in the following area:

Engineering Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. create two-dimensional (2D) CAD drawings.
  2. create three-dimensional (3D) CAD models.
  3. produce drawings that comply with industry standards.
  4. incorporate and extract design properties in CAD files.
  5. manage CAD files.
  6. interpret mechanical and electrical drawings.
Program Requirements
GE 101Technical Computer Applications3
EGR 100Engineering Drawing3
EGR 133Introduction to AutoCAD I2
GE 135Blueprint Reading for Engineering Technicians2
EGR 141Introduction to AutoCAD II2
Select one course:
ME 230Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for Design4
or EGR 230 Introduction to Revit
Total Credit Hours16

Part-Time Academic Plan 

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2024, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
EGR 100 Engineering Drawing3Reading Proficiency
EGR 133 Introduction to AutoCAD I2Reading Proficiency
GE 135 Blueprint Reading for Engineering Technicians2Reading Proficiency
GE 101 Technical Computer Applications3Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours10
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ME 230 Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for Design
or Introduction to Revit
4EGR 100 with a minimum grade of "C" or Department approval and Reading Proficiency
EGR 141 Introduction to AutoCAD II2EGR 133 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours6
Total Credit Hours16

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.