Computer Aided Design and Drafting Certificate

This certificate program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) through familiarization with the computer, peripheral devices and specialized software. This program prepares students to function as entry-level CADD technicians and operators who assist engineers and architects in all design and drawing preparation phases.

Credits earned in this certificate program are applicable to the Associate of Applied Science degree in CADD.

Employment/Career Potential

Conventional drafting practices have given way to the use of CADD. With the number of CADD positions continuing to increase into the future, employment opportunities will continue to grow. These opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • CADD operator
  • Design assistant
  • Layout or mechanical draftsperson
  • CADD technician
  • Engineering technician

According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment in the field is expected to be approximately 200,000 by 2024.


The modern CADD lab is located in room 102 of Bel Air Hall and was recently updated with new computers, wide screen monitors and plotters.

Contact Information

Steve Johnson

Advising, Career, and Transfer Services