2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Computer Aided Design and Drafting, A.A.S.


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JJC Program Code: TE260

ICCB Program Code: TECH 0051

JJC’s Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) program curriculum provides courses in the mechanical, architectural, and related design and engineering disciplines. The core curriculum focuses on 2D and 3D design skills using the AutoCAD software application from beginning to advanced level applications. The program also includes 3D Solid Modeling coursework using Creo Parametric, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor Pro, and Autodesk Architecture. Electives include 3D Studio Max Design work for animation tools, and Bentley’s Microstation V8i design tools to round out the 2D application degree requirements.

The CADD program’s A.A.S. Design is articulated with Southern Illinois University and Northern Illinois University for their Bachelor of Science Design in Industrial Engineering Technology, and meets the general education requirements many four-year institutions request.

The use of computers for design and drafting is the preferred method of engineering and architectural firms in today’s industry. Opportunities for CADD designers continue to grow every day. Jobs in the related fields of computer aided manufacturing, geographical information systems, graphic arts, training, Internet applications, and networking continue to expand as well. Computer-generated designs are used with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and Internet-based collaboration tools. As the use of computer-based design applications continues to expand, job opportunities for JJC students will continue to increase as well. 

Major Core Electives: 3 Semester Hours


Select 3 credit hours from any CADD courses.

Total Required Hours: 60 Semester Hours


Includes Online Courses


This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

Completion Guide


Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson 

Program Coordinator 

Program Advisor 

Name: Joe Limon

Name: Scott Boudreau 

Name: Scott Boudreau  

Email: jlimon@jjc.edu  

Email: sboudrea@jjc.edu

Email: sboudrea@jjc.edu  

Phone: 815-280-2294

Phone: 815-280-2410

Phone: 815-280-2410 

 

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