This program is intended for students pursuing careers in the field of Civil CAD Drafting.  Civil drafters create drawings for the civil engineering industry, including areas of land development, transportation, public works, environmental, landscaping, surveying, design visualization and many others.  Students may also use the training offered in the Civil CAD Specialization to prepare for transfer to a university program. Students who choose the Civil CAD Specialization career track are often employed by Civil Engineering firms, Surveying companies and Government agencies.  The Civil CAD curriculum emphasizes the utilization of current industry standard software, with AutoCAD Civil 3D as the primary software.  Additional CAD software used in this program include:  the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection, Autodesk Storm & Sanitary Analysis, E-ON VUE Infinite and Bentley Microstation.

The Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection (which features Civil 3D, AutoCAD, InfraWorks, and 3ds Max) is utilized in the Civil CAD curriculum to plan, design, document & visualize civil engineering student design projects.

E-ON Software VUE Infinite is utilized in the Civil CAD curriculum to create stunning & realistic 3D renderings of student design projects.

At the completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree with a Civil CAD Specialization, students will be able to (PSLOs):

  • Utilize CAD drafting & design software to plan and prepare construction documents, technical graphics and visualizations appropriate to the civil infrastructure industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of civil drafting and design procedures; familiarity with design criteria, and their appropriate uses in civil infrastructure projects.
  • Perform analyses and calculations suitable for civil infrastructure drafting & design processes.


Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the A&E CAD department’s Civil CAD Coordinator, Jeffrey Muhammad, before pursuing this program.

Degree Plan

A.A.S. – Architectural & Engineering CAD – Civil CAD Specialization Degree Plan


DFTG 2427 – Landscape Drafting
DFTG 2476 – Transportation Drafting 

Contact the Civil CAD Coordinator, Jeffrey Muhammad, for further elective options.