Contact

Dr. Cyrus Saghafi
Program Coordinator*
Email: cyrus.saghafi@gcccd.edu
Phone: (619) 660-4243

CADD Technology

Someone designed everything you use today. Drafters are an integral part of that process. 

 

Cuyamaca College’s CADD Technology program is designed to equip students with a specialized skill set for immediate employment, upgrade skills for professional advancement or enable students to transfer to a four-year college or university to further pursue their studies.

 

Graduates from our two-year Associate of Applied Science program in CADD Drafting or Mechanical Engineering Technology find employment in a wide variety of drafting and design disciplines.

 

Our programs provide you with a foundation for a CADD career. You will learn skills needed to advance into a broad range of related occupations such as engineering, architecture, civil or structural design, 3D design/solid modeling, and schematics for electrical or fluid power systems. 

 

Students who complete the CADD Technology program will develop foundational skills in blueprint reading and architectural drafting, along with specialized skills in computer-aided design, including three-dimensional drafting. They will be able to create 3D modeling of objects, use the latest version of 2D/3D CADD and Solid Modeling software, and be prepared for various careers in the fast-growing CADD profession.



Successful graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills that meet industry standards in the use of
    CADD technologies
  • Develop professional presentations for a variety of purposes
    and audiences
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Display a portfolio of professional quality products
  • Demonstrate academic skills required of all Cuyamaca graduates including competency in writing, information literacy, oral communication, and quantitative reasoning

You will develop foundational skills in blueprint reading and architectural drafting, along with specialized skills in computer-aided design, including three-dimensional drafting.

 

The program is designed to prepare skilled drafting technicians for entry-level positions in a variety of career fields.

 

FACULTY

• Dr. Cyrus Saghafi*

• John Butcher

• Ed Hendle

• Mehrdad Pakandam

• Karen Sumek

• Tony Nothdurft

• Thomas Walsh

 

The CADD faculty and staff bring years of experience both academically and from industry, including Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Design, and Civil Engineering. All members of the CADD faculty have worked in their fields of expertise from 15-35 years bringing their knowledge and wisdom to the classroom. They are dedicated to help prepare the students for entering the real world workforce. The classes consist of lectures, lab time, and one-on-one attention.

 

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