CAD: Computer Aided Design Technology-AAS

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD. 151303


Location: PC-Downtown Campus, Tucson, AZ,

For Program Information Contact: 520-206-7018

A. Course Objective:
Description: Master basic to advanced computer-aided design skills for high-demand careers. Choose from three computer aided design concentrations

Competencies to be achieved: Upon successful completion of the Computer Aided Design AAS Degree program, the learner will be able to:
• Recall drawing and modification functions of CAD software.
• Identify and interpret information provided in technical drawings, schematics, or mask sets.
• Demonstrate digital proficiency (use of a computer; basic operating system functions; network, drive, and directory navigation; etc.)
• Produce two-dimensional drawings using traditional visualization techniques.
• Integrate principles of related fields into the use of CAD software.
• Recognize principles of related fields that inform the use of CAD software.
• Analyze relationships between design elements for parametric modeling.
• Differentiate successful work place skills in individual and collaborative contexts.
• Create production documents employing standard conventions and requirements.
• Propose and evaluate design solutions based on defined criteria.

B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
$10,223.50 Student required to pay Differential In-State tuition costs (See Paying for School, Costs, Differential Tuition, Pay A)

C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
Each course has a required textbook indicated in the course syllabus. For information contact: 520-206-7018

D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
For information contact: 520-206-7018

E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Cliff Shuttleworth
Phone number: 520-724-5722

F. Direct Website link to the program:

G. Additional information:

• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: Fingerprinting and criminal background information may be a part of many state and federal licensing and certification processes.
• Other requirements needed: N/A

Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

H. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: No,
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:

• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: No,
Career Pathway:

• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Training is recognized in other geographic areas.

• Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: The courses in this award are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, but not by a separate accrediting agency

Accrediting Agency and link to website:

J. Credential Attainment Rate: TBD Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Pima Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

Pima Community College,Downtown Campus, Tucson, AZ

Local WIB

6 - Pima County Workforce Investment Board

Type of Attainment:

Associate Degree;

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$2,643.00 Books

In-State/District Tuition

$6,960.00 Differential Tuition, Pay A In State

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$20,224.00 Differential Tuition, Pay A Out of State

Registration Fee

$410.50 Ea Sem $15 + Stud Serv & Tech Fee ea crd $3; $2.50

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$210.00 Supplies, Lab Fees

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

17-3011.00Architectural and Civil Drafters
$17.44 per hour
Required Certification: Most jobs require a Bachelor Degree
17-3011.00Architectural and Civil Drafters
$17.44 per hour
Required Certification: Associate Degree

Provider Status



Various PCC Campus Locations, Tucson, Arizona 85709

Phone Number

(520) 206-4737

Web Address

Last Updated

Apr 19, 2021


Feb 16, 2012