Computer Aided Drafting OSA
Occupational Skills Awards (OSA) are locally approved sequences of courses designed to provide entry-level employment skills or industry certifications in an abbreviated timeframe. Continuing Education offers a non-credit pathway of mirrored courses for this OSA.
Degree Type: None awarded
Required courses may be available online
TSI: not required
Drafting offered on the Athens campus
Students successfully completing the Computer-Aided Drafting OSA are encouraged to pursue the Basic Drafting Certificate by completing three additional courses. Contact the Continuing Education office at (903)-675-6212 or email ContEd@tvcc.edu for more information.
Term One Courses Required
An introduction to reading, interpreting, and developing technical drawings, including the principles of drafting and computer-aided design. Lab fee.
An introduction to computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on setup; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving prede?ned shapes; placing, rotating, and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinate systems, and plot/ print to scale.
Term Two Courses Required
Parametric Modeling and Design - This course is only offered at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice campus. Parametric-based design software for 3-D design and drafting. Lab fee.
Solid Modeling/ Design - A computer-aided modeling course. Development of three-dimensional drawings and models from engineering sketches and orthographic drawings and utilization of three- dimensional models in design work. Lab fee.