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DRF – Drafting Technology and Design Instructor Qualifications (CADD)


CADD – Computer Aided Drafting and Design

Minimum of AAS Degree in either Drafting Technology or Engineering Technology (unless otherwise specified for individual courses).
Three years recent technical experience in mechanical or related design is required.

Courses for which there are additional requirements:

CADD 126 Introduction to AutoCAD
CADD 136 Intermediate AutoCAD
CADD 155 Fusion 360 Fundamentals
CADD 175 SolidWorks Fundamentals
CADD 185 Inventor Fundamentals
CADD 275 SolidWorks Advanced
CADD 285 Inventor Advanced

General Requirement, plus demonstrated professional competency in software taught.

Related Instruction:

CADD 100: Successful completion of a 200 level or higher college writing course, or successful completion of a 100 level or higher technical writing course [or equivalent technical training]. Demonstrated proficiency in composing and preparing technical memos, requirement specifications, test plans, validation reports, project proposals, user research reports or related technical documents. Professional experience presenting technical communications to clients, customers and/or management. (Communication)

CADD 245: Demonstrated professional experience contributing to a product development team in a mechanical, design or drafting documentation role. Succesful completion of professional development courses related to Human Relations and Team Leadership and/or professional experience as a project manager, team lead or mechanical, design or drafting department manager. (Human Relations)

Approved: April 2018

CADD/DRF Instructor Qualification prior to April 2018