Computer-Aided Drafting Technology
Does the challenge of transforming ideas into reality excite you?
Computer-Aided Drafting Technology gives you the skills and knowledge to do just that. Program graduates take engineers' inventive ideas and transform them into products or product parts. CAD technicians take a concept from theory to reality by using the latest software in industry to create the technical drawings used in the production process.
- Computer-Aided Drafting Technology offers an Associate in Applied Science degree, a diploma, and a certificate
- Students learn to design and prepare plans using Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software
- Students use their understanding of design and manufacturing techniques to produce effective product designs
- Classes are offered at the Lee County Campus day and evening
- CAD graduates work under the supervision of engineers and product managers, preparing multiple versions of designs for their review
Computer-Aided Drafting Technology students learn art visualization and apply this knowledge to understand the mechanics of precision drawings related to the 3D design process. In addition, they learn a variety of software programs such as AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks, and MasterCAM.
Graduates are qualified for employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering consulting firms and industrial design businesses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, job growth for Drafting Technicians is about six percent per year. For information about careers and salaries, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook website at: www.bls.gov/oco and search for "drafting technician".