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Computer Aided Design and Drafting

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Adolph Rodriguez

If you’ve got the inclination to draw, design, problem-solve and create order, you need to check out a career in Computer Aided Design and Drafting!

Computer-aided design is used in product, architectural, graphic and engineering design, and in industries as varied as aerospace engineering, landscape architecture and jewelry design. The technology helps designers prepare drawings, specifications, parts lists and other design-related elements using special graphics- and calculations-intensive computer programs.

When you train for a career in this dynamic field, you learn to prepare technical drawings used to build everything from manufactured products — such as toys, toasters, industrial machinery and spacecraft — to structures such as houses, office buildings, and oil and gas pipelines. The need has never been greater for employees who have computer-aided design skills.

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Degree and Certificate Options in Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Because so many of our technical programs are interrelated both in curriculum and skills sets, please review program and course descriptions carefully to see in where your interests and career goals will be best served. It is critical that you review your study plan with an academic advisor, who can help you plot a degree plan that will align with your goals, whether it’s to go straight to work or transfer to a four-year university.

CADD courses are offered both online and in on-campus classes.

See all CADD degrees and certificates.