Computer Aided Design C.A.S.

Thomas Gallagher, Interim Program Director

The Computer Aided Design (CAD) program offers graduates a pathway into professional careers as technicians in civil, mechanical, and architectural drafting. Other career opportunities exist in geographic information systems, mapping, surveying, and technical design. This one-year program prepares students in mathematics, business, and writing, as well as the following skills:

  • graphic communications;
  • computer-aided design and modeling systems;
  • geographic information systems; and
  • surveying.

Graduates emerge with an understanding of how to use computer aided design software to solve real-world graphic communications problems in a team-oriented environment.

Certificate of Applied Science - Computer Aided Design

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 34

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019


Computer Aided Design Core Certificate Courses34
Total Hours34

Computer Aided Design Core Certificate Courses

Rule: All courses are required

Note: WRIT 121 may be substituted for WRIT 101 at the discretion of the program advisor based on future career and educational goals.

BGEN 105SIntroduction to Business3
CSCI 105Computer Fluency3
CSCI 172Intro to Computer Modeling3
DDSN 113ATechnical Drafting3
DDSN 114Introduction to CAD3
DDSN 244GIS Mapping3
DDSN 245Civil Drafting4
M 121College Algebra3
SRVY 230Intro to Srvyg for Engineers3
WRIT 101College Writing I3
or WRIT 121 Intro to Technical Writing
Total Hours34

Minimum Required Grade: C-