2022-2023 College Catalog

Advanced CAD Technician TCC

Advanced CAD Technician TCC (Major Code: AC51)

Program Description

All of the courses in the Advanced CAD Technician TCC are embedded in the Drafting Technology diploma and degree programs. The Advanced CAD Technician TCC endows students with the prospect to continue on the career pathway toward advancement in the drafting profession. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in drafting practices and software.

Career Information


Mechanical Drafters 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 10.4% nationally and 9.7% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $52,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Dreem Penn

Program Coordinator, Drafting and Electrical

Academic Building C2207C



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 3 terms
Program Credit Hours: 31
Estimated Program Cost: $4,926

Required Courses

Occupational Courses - (31 Credits)

DFTG 1101CAD Fundamentals


DFTG 1103Technical Drawing I


XXXX xxxx Guided Elective (Choose any Trade and Tech, BUSN, CIST, IDSY, or MGMT course)


Total Credit Hours:11

Choose One of the Following Specializations

Architectural Drafting Specialization

DFTG 1125Architectural Fundamentals


DFTG 1127Architectural 3D Modeling


DFTG 1129Residential Drawing I


DFTG 1131Residential Drawing II


DFTG 1133Commercial Drawing I


Total Credit Hours:20

Mechanical Drafting Specialization

DFTG 11053D Mechanical Modeling


DFTG 1107Advanced Dimensioning/Sectional Views


DFTG 1109Auxiliary Views/Surface Development


DFTG 1111Fasteners


DFTG 1113Assembly Drawings


Total Credit Hours:20

Total Credit Hours: 31

Program Outcomes

1. Program graduate will competently conduct site surveys.
2. Program graduate will assist in preparing architectural drawings using appropriate software.
3. Program graduate will assist in preparing mechanical drawings using appropriate software.
4. Program graduate will assist maintaining documentation of drawings.
5. Program graduate will communicate professionally and effectively with co-workers, supervisors and clients.