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Engineering and Building Arts Department

Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Computer-Aided Design & Drafting


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2020 (570)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2020 (570), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Leadership Information

Lara Sharp
Program Director
(727) 398-8256

Program Summary

This certificate provides a program of study with courses in CAD (computer aided drafting) and solid modeling needed to assist the engineering and drafting activities of industry, construction, architecture, and consultants in planning, designing, and detailing projects. Rapid Prototyping techniques, like 3D printing, woodworking, casting and molding, are taught throughout the solid modeling courses. This CAD Certificate is part of the Digital Design and Modeling Subplan of the 60-credit hour Associate in Science degree in Engineering Technology. Some of these courses can also be taken as electives in the Building Design and Construction Management AS degree program. Students new to this field will be able to obtain employment by completing this certificate and work in those areas where CAD technicians, drafters, and designers are needed.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code


Federal CIP Code

15.1303: Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD.

Job Related Opportunities

  • CAD Designer
  • CAD Technician
  • Design Technician
  • Detailer
  • Engineering Aide
  • Drafter

Graduation Rules

All courses need to be completed with a minimum of a "C".


Introduction to CAD
AutoCAD Inventor (3D modeling)
Introduction to Architectural Revit
Introduction to SolidWorks
Advanced Solidworks
SolidWorks Applications
Select any two (2) additional ETD related course
Total Credits