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Civil drafters prepare topographical maps used in construction and civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and dams.

Please see the Bureau of Labor Statistics page on Civil Drafters by visiting their site here.

Please see the Occupational Information Network page on Civil Drafters by visiting their site here.

Programs Offered

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 also utilized in the Civil CAD curriculum to create stunning and 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.

Degree Plan




Electives:

DFTG 2427 – Landscape Drafting
DFTG 2476 – Transportation Drafting 

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

This 24 credit hour program is intended for students pursuing careers in the field of Civil Engineering Computer Aided Design. Students may also apply the credits earned in the Civil certification to the A&E CAD department’s AAS degree – Civil CAD Specialization. CAD software used in this program includes Civil 3D and AutoCAD.

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

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Program Coordinator & Advising

Jeffrey Muhammad
Civil CAD Coordinator

Email: jmuhamma@austincc.edu
Phone: (512) 223-4844
Directory: Jeffrey Muhammad

The program coordinator for the Civil CAD program in the A&E CAD department is Jeffrey Muhammad, who also serves as the academic advisor and as an instructor. Jeffrey earned his associate of applied science degree in Architectural and Engineering CAD – Interdisciplinary Specialization from the Austin Community College. Jeffrey has worked as a designer and technician with several firms in the Austin area, including: Wenzel Engineering, the City of Bastrop, and Loomis Austin.

Jeffrey has been teaching at ACC since 2004.

Jeffrey Muhammad (jmuhamma@austincc.edu), program coordinator for Civil CAD, covers the curriculum and courses that comprise the civil programs.

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