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CAD and Drafting Technology
John Dahlgren, Instructor
Main Campus, MC 152 (530) 879-4116

Drafting and CAD Technology

Welcome to Drafting and CAD Technology at Butte College!

If you are planning career in interior design, building construction, engineering, manufacturing or architecture, you will find a course in CAD and Drafting Technology that will be useful and very valuable to your future!

If building and design appeals to you then Butte College’s Drafting and CAD Technolog courses might just be what you need to get your career jump started – it’s never too late to start!

The Drafting and CAD Technology program is designed to prepare students to meet the drafting requirements of industry.  CAD and Drafting Technology at Butte College courses use state-of-the-industry software applications like Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD and Solid Works to prepare students for the demands of the industry.

Download PDF Drafting and CAD Technology Brochure here!

Course Title and Description Certificate in Drafting Certificate of Achievement A.S. Degree
DFT 2 Engineering Graphics I - Beginning Solids Modeling  
DFT 4 Construction Print Reading and Freehand Sketching
DFT 8 Engineering Graphics II    
DFT 12 Beginning AutoCAD Drafting
DFT 24 Beginning Architectural Drafting
DFT 45 Introduction to Building Information Modeling
DFT 46 Advanced Building Information Modeling    
AET 26 Basic Surveying or ENGR 3 Plane Surveying I    
CSCI 2 Computer Literacy    
ENGL 2 Reading and Composition (GE: Area D)    
MATH 20 Trigonometry (GE: Area E)    
PSC 20 Introductory Physical Science (GE: Area A)    

Italicized courses are CAD and Drafting Technology core courses

Software Certification

The CAD and Drafting Technology department offers students an opportunity to certify in the software applications in use today in the industry. Certification as a “Certified Associate” offers the student or professional a recognized method to test their skills under timed and controlled conditions the outcome of which produces an industry-recognized certification directly from Autodesk or from Solid Works. If certification is of interest to you, please contact us (link to inquiry form)for additional information.

Association of CAD and Modeling Campus Club

Butte College offers students an opportunity to extend their learning beyond the college courses by way of our campus club – Butte College Association of CAD and Modeling (Butte ACM). The club regularly connects with local firms and industries to bring professionals to the school for presentations, field trips and offers students a chance to build their professional community through their web community. Students also participate in design competitions, offer services to assist local businesses with drafting, plotting and 3D printing. If you are a present student, a past student or even look to Butte College CAD and Drafting Technology as part of your future in education, consider joining the Association of CAD and Modeling today!


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Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information 530.895.2511

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