Computer Assisted Design (460C)

Southern State Computer Science Banner, Computer Assisted Design

Offered on: Central Campus (Evening)

Nature of Profession

Computer drafters prepare detailed drawings on computer aided drafting (CAD) systems. Drawings are made on a video screen and might never be placed on paper. These systems can save time from routine drafting work and permit design variations to be easily prepared.

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Jobs and Salary

Transfer Agreements

Southern State has articulation/transfer agreements with many four-year institutions. Find the transfer agreements for Electrical / Electronics Technology below.

Student Laptop Requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • Intel or AMD Processor with SSE2 support
  • 8GB RAM or more
  • Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, or 10 Operating System, on a 64 bit system
  • DVD Drive
  • Software varies - most versions will be downloadable for free
  • Video Card - Click here to ensure compatability

Earn Industry Certifications

In this program students will have the opportunity to achieve multiple industry level certifications. Our curriculum aligns with the certification content. Below is a list of the different certifications that students can obtain as they move through the program. Learn more about the certification at the Testing Center.

  • Autodesk Certified User Logo
  • Autodesk Certified Professional Logo


Fall Semester | First Year

Course # Course Title Credits
ENDS 1100 Introduction to Engineering 2
ENDS 1142 Engineering Drawing II 3
ENDS 1145 Computer Applications in Engineering 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
PHYS 1117 Applied Physics I (Mechanics) 3
MATH 1120 Technical Mathematics 3

Spring Semester | First Year

Course # Course Title Credits
ENDS 2230 Computer Graphics I 3
ENDS 2270 Computer Applications in Engineering II 3
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
PHYS 1115 Applied Physics II (Heat, Light & Sound) 3
ENGL 2205 Technical Report Writing 3

Fall Semester | Second Year

Course # Course Title Credits
ENDS 1143 Introduction to Product Design 3
ENDS 2201 Engineering Mechanics: Statics 3
ENDS 2205 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 3
ENDS 2219 Tool Design & Manufacturing 3
ENDS 2231 Computer Graphics II 3

Spring Semester | Second Year

Course # Course Title Credits
ENDS 2202 Dynamics 3
ENDS 2203 Strength of Materials 3
ENDS 2233 Computer Aided Manufacturing 3
ENDS 2299 Design Research Project 3
– – – – – – General Elective 3
Program Total: 62

Acceptable Course Substitutions

ENDS 1145 can be replaced with:

MATH 1120 can be replaced with:

PHYS 1115 and 1117 can be replaced with: