Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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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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
- Personal & social responsibility
- 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
- Our A.A.S. degree is not designed to transfer to a 4-year institution.
Need a boost to get ready for college?
Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.
Degrees & Certificates
- Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology: Building/Civil Technology, AAS
- Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology: Manufacturing Technology, AAS
Occupational Skills Award
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|AAS||Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology(CADD) - Building/Civil Technology||60||$3,840|
|AAS||Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology (CADD) - Manufacturing Technology||60||$3,840|
|CRT1||CNC Machinist Technology||25||$1,600|
|OSA||Basic CAD Technician||14||$896|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
Start on Your Pathway!
David B. Taft
Updated September 07, 2021