Drafting/CAD

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Welcome to Drafting/CAD

Program Description

The 21st century is witnessing a rapid growth in science, engineering and technology. This will require society to read, write and draw the language of technology - drafting.


Drafting is used in a wide variety of business, industrial, professional and governmental activities, including the following:

Anthropology Industrial Technology
Archeology Interior Design
Architecture Landscape Architecture
Art-Design Landscape Horticulture
Automotive Services Machine Shop/Welding
Computer Drafting Mapping
Computer Science Marine Diving Technology
Electronics Mathematics-Applied
Engineering Mechanical/Elect. Systems
Environmental Studies Physics-Applied
Geology/Geography  Surveying
Graphics-Design Technical Illustration



Santa Barbara City College's Drafting/CAD Department offers comprehensive training for entry-level positions. California certificated and professionally experienced instructors teach all departmental courses, with heavy emphasis on the laboratory use of modern drafting equipment.

Full college credit is granted for each course successfully completed. Students who complete the 31.0 units of required Drafting/CAD courses and the controlled electives earn a Certificate of Completion in Drafting/CAD. Those who also complete institutional and General Education course requirements earn the Associate in Science Degree in Drafting/CAD.

The department offers all courses with an open-door policy-both for majors and non-majors.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

1. Ability to prepare and understand technical drawings.
2. Ability to use computer software to generate technical drawings.
3. Obtain occupational knowledge and skills related to drafting.
4. Understand methods, materials and technical skills related to design and construction.

Faculty & Offices

Armando M. Arias del Cid, Chair (OE-24, ext. 2436)
Joseph Connell (OE-24, ext. 2388)
Laura Welby (OE-16A, ext. 2522)
Dean: Alan Price (A-218, ext. 3044)


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