Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)

Quick Facts

CADD professionals use computer-aided drafting and design systems to prepare technical drawings and plans that are used to build everything from manufactured products to buildings.

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Our Program

Why Choose CADD?

  • Combine art & technology as you specialize in your area of interest: manufacturing or building & civil fields
  • Use the latest technology & CAD software as you learn
  • Study with instructors who are industry experts in manufacturing, building & civil professions.
  • Choose day or evening classes to fit your schedule

Prepare for What You Will Do at Work

  • Prepare working drawings for your specialization: manufacturing or building & civil
  • Develop prototypes through 3D printing
  • Invent, design & build new products
  • Develop working documents for industry

Marketable Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before You Enroll, Think About:

  • As a drafting and design professional, you will work long periods using a computer.
  • You will also be using with a variety of software platforms.
  • You must be detail-oriented.
  • We follow an 8-week semester schedule that starts with 2 required entry-level classes:
  • After completing our program, you will be prepared to enter the career field of your choice.
    • Our A.A.S. degree is not designed to transfer to a 4-year institution.

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Degrees & Certificates



Level 1



Level 1
Level 2
Occupational Skills Award

Continuing Education Program

Northeast Campus

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2024–2025 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology(CADD)—Building/Civil Technology 60 $4,140
CRT1 Building Technology 29 $2,001
CRT1 Civil Technology 30 $2,070
AAS Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology (CADD)—Manufacturing Technology 60 $4,140
CRT1 CNC Machinist Technology 25 $1,725
CRT2 Manufacturing Technology 44 $3,036
OSA Basic CAD Technician 14 $966


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Start on Your Pathway!


South Campus

Thomas Ford

Call 817-515-4772


Updated February 01, 2024