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computer-aided design (CAD)


Students must complete 4 classes in a pathway to be considered a "Completer" and Transition-Ready.

architectural design

CIP 15.1301.03

Architectural technology utilizes mathematical and scientific principles to draw building layouts including structural, HVAC, lighting, plumbing and electrical systems while addressing issues that include functionality, safety and economic factors. Architectural drafters need to be able to draw designs manually, as well as through computer-aided drafting (CAD). Additional concerns are site considerations and building codes.

Complete three credits: 

480110 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting

480117 Introduction to Architecture 

480116 Architectural Design 


Choose one credit from the following: 

480113 Engineering Graphics 

480179 Special Problems (CAD)

480142 Co-op I (CAD)


CIP 15.1304.00

This pathway provides the opportunity to blend Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses with Engineering courses to help students apply technical skills along with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills to solve real-world problems. Design Engineers have a working knowledge of mechanical parts as well as computer-aided design (CAD) software such as AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, or Solidworks. Mechanical designers begin a project by meeting with project manager, engineers, and clients to understand the needs and requirements for a new product or mechanical system. For example, designers working on a project to create an automobile engine may consult engineers regarding which structural materials to use or clients regarding engine efficiency requirements. Once materials and specifications have been determined, designers begin using CAD (computer-aided design) software to plan and develop models.

Choose two credits from the following: 

210221 Engineering I 

210222 Engineering II 

210138 Technical Design I 

210108 Technical Design II 


Choose three credits from the following: 

332001 Introduction to 3D Printing Technology 480110 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting  480113 Engineering Graphics 

480135 Mechanical Design 

480136 Parametric Modeling

"I enjoy being able to come to the classroom everyday and being able to work on the projects I choose. I am able to come up with and carry out my own ideas. Taking these courses has helped me figure out what I want to do in the future, and has allowed me to get my Revit certification." - Mason Bunch, 2024


The following course meets the criteria for the Work Ready Scholarship. 


SKYCTC CAD 100 - Must meet SKYCTC admission requirements.

industry certifications

  • Inventor

  • Revit

  • SolidWorks

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