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CAD Drafter

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
CareerWise Colorado
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

12 skill sets | 12 total skills
Applied Mathematics
Applies basic concepts in geometry, trigonometry, and algebra to design.
Project Management
Plans, documents, and completes personal work activities to meet drafting project objectives and deadlines. Communicates effectively with supervisor regarding personal work activity plans.
Technical Drawings
Reads and interprets technical drawings.
Primary Drafting Software
Uses company’s primary drafting software to create technical drawings.
Business Context
Incorporates knowledge of related business activities (ie. upstream or downstream) to drafting work and decisions.
General Engineering
Understands the relevant engineering discipline(s), such as mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, or structural engineering.
Industry and Company Design Standards
Understands and adheres to the relevant design standards.
Business Technology Applications
Uses Microsoft Office and/or G-Suite business applications to accomplish work functions.
Secondary Drafting Software
Uses company’s secondary or more specialized drafting software to create technical drawings.
Modeling Software
Uses software to create models.
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Systems
Understands the structure and operation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing systems.
Manufacturing Equipment & Processes
Understands manufacturing equipment and the manufacturing processes used to create finished products.

Technical Instruction

Introduces techniques and common practices of 3D modeling using Sketchup software. Focuses on the creation and editing of virtual three-dimensional forms and volumes.
Computer Aided Drafting
Focuses on construction of three-dimensional objects using the AutoCAD software.
Inventor I/Autodesk
Introduces basic Inventor applications of non-parametric modeling, three-dimensional parametric modeling and visualization & animation of 3D modeling. The student learns to construct, modify, and manage models.
Introduces parametric feature-based solid modeling 3D concepts to build confidence in 3D thinking and progresses to three-dimensional parameters.
Advanced Solidworks
Advanced applications of the 3D software SolidWorks. Management of design data, advanced assembly, analysis of models, documentation materials/parts lists, rendering, animation, and dynamic simulation and testing.
Solidworks Associate Certificate (Mechanical Drafter)
A Solidworks Certification is proof of your cutting-edge skills in the Solidworks platform. Aside from proving your proficiency with the software, the certification also sets you apart from the rest of the crowd as a highly skilled designer or design engineer.

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