Drafters and designers prepare technical drawings, designs, diagrams and specifications for a wide variety of commercial, industrial, and government projects.  Computer hardware design, aerospace drafting and design, architectural design and drafting, electronics design, technical illustration and the design and drafting of such items as: disk drive mechanisms, cellular telephones, and medical equipment; are just a few of the areas of employment available for drafters and designers in our local area. Specializing in state-of-the-art CADD instruction, featuring AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3-D, ACAD Mechanical, SolidWorks and Creo CAD tools, the CADD department at Evergreen Valley College offers a wide variety of course work designed for individuals wanting to upgrade and expand their existing technical skills and for new students wanting to prepare for employment in numerous CADD related fields. The CADD Technology department also offers certificate options and an Associate in Science Degree option. A ‘C’ grade or better is required in each CADD course and all major prerequisite courses for graduation and/or certificate options.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge in AutoDesk products (Inventor, AutoCAD/ Mechanical / Civil 3D, and Revit), Creo, and SolidWorks CAD systems.
  • Prepare for employment as an engineering technician/CAD drafter, in architectural engineering or in civil engineering and design at an entry level.

Required Courses

Major Requirements
Course Title Units
CADD 130 Fundamentals of AutoCAD 3
CADD 131 3-D Modeling and Design - Using AutoCAD 2
CADD 133 Fundamentals of Autodesk Inventor 2
or CADD 139 Using Solidworks
CADD 140A Technical Graphics - Using CAD Tools 2
CADD 140B Advanced Technical Graphics - Using CAD Tools 2
CADD 141 Design and Analysis Using Creo Or Solidworks 2
CADD 144A Architectural Design and Drafting Using Revit Architecture 2
BIS 109 Microsoft Office 3
or CIT 040 Web Design I: Internet Publishing
Select 12 units from the following: 12

CADD 132

Using AutoCAD Mechanical  

CADD 134

Advanced Autodesk Inventor  

CADD 135

Design Using AutoCAD Civil-3D  

CADD 142

Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing  


Architectural Design and Drafting Using Revit Structure and MEP  

CADD 145

Landscaping Design Using CAD Tools  


AutoCAD Software Updates  

CADD 150

Total Requirements
Course Title Units
Major Requirements 30
Electives (A.S. applicable courses) 6
General Education Requirements 24
Total Units 60

What is a Program Map?

A program map is a suggested semester-by-semester plan to help you complete the courses required for a particular degree or certificate. It is based on the major sheet for the particular degree or certificate you are interested in. It includes courses required for the major, general education and any necessary electives. 

A program map is a representation of the major sheet. It includes the specific specialty courses in a major, general education courses and any necessary electives. 

What is a Major Sheet?

A major sheet includes a description of the program you are interested in, what you can expect to learn once you have completed the program (Program Learning Outcomes) and the specific specialty courses you will need to complete within a major.