Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)

Career Coach buttonThe Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Program, offered on TCC's South Campus, develops skills in using CADD systems to produce accurate technical drawings. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level jobs and will be able to quickly become familiar with a company's CADD system, technical drawing procedures and products.

About the Field

Those with computer-aided drafting and design skills prepare the technical drawings and plans that are used to build everything from manufactured products, such as toys and toasters, to structures, such as buildings and bridges.

These drawings are critical to the production process as they provide visual guidelines, illustrate technical details and specify the dimensions, materials and procedures to be used.

Areas of Study

Students who successfully complete the two-year program earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students may also choose to participate in one of two Certificate of Completion programs that can be completed in less time.

Building Applications

This Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in the "building trades" career fields, such as architectural drafting, structural drafting, building systems drafting and construction drafting. The TCC team works in close cooperation with local businesses and industries to satisfy a need for timely and effective workforce education.

Manufacturing Applications

This certificate provides students with the building blocks leading from basic engineering drafting to more advanced workplace competencies in the field of mechanical or electronic drafting.



South Campus
Thomas Ford



Updated March 20, 2015


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