Commonly Asked Questions

What is the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Program?

  • The Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) Computer-Aided Drafting and Design degree program focuses on engineering, drawing, architectural drawing, engineering design, and realistic 3D modeling.

What Will I Learn?

  • Students in the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Program will learn to:

    • Use CADD to prepare architectural and facility management drawings.
    • Produce civil and mechanical engineering drawings.
    • Illustrate the design and analysis of engineering structures.
    • Draw 2D and 3D objects using CADD.
    • Identify drawing tools necessary to construct designs with speed and accuracy.
    • Describe CADD terminology as it relates to engineering and architectural applications.
    • Prepare research on CADD applications.
    • Produce technical report for CADD project.
    • Report research findings in class.
    • Solve CADD drawing exercises.
    • Define the theory and application of architecture.
    • Recognize CADD drawing and editing commands.
    • Prepare a project on real-world design problem.
    • Distinguish drafting and design techniques.
    • Describe CADD model construction, editing and display methods.

What Careers Use These Skills?

  • Graduates of the CADD degree program are qualified for employment as CADD associates, working alongside engineers and architects in the modern design process. Occupations using these skills include engineer, designer, drafter, manufacturer, assembler and fabricator, interior designer, animator, CADD programmer, and others.

    • Mechanical drafters earn a starting salary of $34,800 and a median income of $55,575.
    • The starting salary for architectural and civil drafters is $38,025. The median income for the occupation is $54,625.

What Degree or Certificate Can I Earn?

  • The following options are available to students:

    • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Aided Drafting and Design

    The CADD program offers a balanced curriculum of drafting and design with the aid of state-of-the-art software,

    computers, and input/output devices.

What Courses Will I Take?

  • Always check with an advisor to determine what courses to take. All BCCC students must meet the College’s computer literacy requirement in order to receive a degree or certificate. All students are required to complete the PRE 100 course within the first six credits. PRE 100 is an academic achievement preparation course earning one credit.