At a Glance:

Walker: Thomas Williams
Thomas Williams, Program Director & Instructor of Drafting Technology
Office: 209
Phone: 706-764-3593
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Drafting Technology, Industrial Technologies


A.A.S., Georgia Northwestern Technical College

CAD Operator-Mechanical (CP61)

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Walker County Campus

Program Overview

All of the courses in the CAD Operator - Mechanical TCC program are embedded in the Drafting Technology diploma and degree programs. The CAD Operator TCC program provides students with the opportunity to continue on the career pathway toward advancement in the drafting profession. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in drafting practices and software. This TCC could also serve if needed as an exit point for high school dual enrolled students needing a point of exit for employment purposes.

Entrance Date:  Fall Semester

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (11 hours)
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
Technical Drawing I provides multiview and pictorial sketching, orthographic drawing and fundamental dimensioning methods necessary to develop 2D and 3D views that completely describe machine parts for manufacture using intermediate CAD software techniques.
Introduces techniques necessary for auxiliary view drawings, surface development, and developing sheet metal parts. Topics include: primary auxiliary views, secondary auxiliary views, surface development, and developing sheet metal parts.