Are you curious about the way things work? Do you like to be on the cutting edge of technology? Computer Aided Drafting and Design could be the career for you. Skilled drafters and designers use advanced technology to transform engineering instructions into precise drawings, 3-D models and computer simulations used in manufacturing and architecture. These professionals are problem solvers who work well as part of a team. When you train for a career in this constantly changing field, you will learn to use emerging technologies such as 3-D printing and 3-D scanning within the OCTC’s CADD Innovation Center.
Graduates of this program have numerous career opportunities including entry-level mechanical drafter, quality control technician and estimator. CADD skills are in high demand in all types of manufacturing and building.
General Occupational/Technical Studies: 60-63 credit hours
For course sequence, see the program card.
For graduation requirements, see the academic plan.
This program has no special admission requirements.
You can earn an associate of applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.
The Computer Aided Drafting and Design program prepares you for entry-level employment using the Associate of Applied Science degree plan for General Occupational Technical Studies. You may choose from a variety of engineering drafting disciplines: Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Civil, and/or Structural. You will learn the graphic language and drawing standards required in the field while utilizing the most widely used software. To be successful you should have a curiosity for how things work, like problem solving, be a team player, and have spatial aptitude. The CADD Program is designed to allow you great flexibility in your choice of drafting discipline through the technical electives within the third and fourth semesters. Use the contact info on this webpage to learn more!