Bakersfield College

Industrial Drawing

Industrial Drawing Certificate of Achievement

The Industrial Drawing Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry-level employment in the various specialized fields of Industrial Drawing. Students will grow in their use of use Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) skills in addition to acquiring the industry specific knowledge used across the spectrum of major industries employing CAD technicians and designers. Career options include: drafter, CAD detailer, CAD modeler, industrial designer, engineering technician, and CAD manager. These options cross the spectrum of fields requiring CAD technicians, including: Architecture and Construction, Civil Engineering and Surveying, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical and Process Piping, Manufacturing and Fabrication.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Industrial Drawing, the student will:

  • Utilize CAD software to create technical drawings for specialized fields of Industrial Drawing
  • Perform the technical calculations required of an entry-level CAD drafter in the Civil, Piping, Electrical, and Industrial Design fields.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for industrial employment.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills used in industrial design and product development.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for transfer to a four year university degree program in industrial technology.

Career Opportunities:

drafter, CAD detailer, CAD modeler, industrial designer, engineering technician, and CAD manager. These options cross the spectrum of fields requiring CAD technicians, including: Architecture and Construction, Civil and Surveying, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical and Process Piping, Manufacturing and Fabrication.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Industrial Drawing Certificate of Achievement.

Total Units: 21

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
INDR B12 Introduction to Drafting and CAD 3.0
INDR B20A Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) 3.0
INDR B50 Process Piping 3.0
INDR B20B Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) 3.0
INDR B51 Electrical Design 3.0
INDR B52 Civil Drafting and Geographic Information Systems 3.0
INDR B40 Parametric Modeling Fundamentals 3.0

Recommended Sequence

Semester 1 (3 units)

Course # Name Units
INDR B12 Introduction to Drafting and CAD 3.0

Semester 2 (6 units)

Course # Name Units
INDR B20A Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) 3.0
INDR B50 Process Piping 3.0

Semester 3 (6 units)

Course # Name Units
INDR B20B Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) 3.0
INDR B51 Electrical Design 3.0

Semester 4 (6 units)

Course # Name Units
INDR B52 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3.0
INDR B40 Parametric Modeling Fundamentals 3.0