Nothing can be built without a design, and you're a designer.

You're the type of person who can "see" the whole design on paper first before it's even built. You've probably even sketched out a blueprint or two on a napkin over the years. At Harford, you'll hone and master the software skills you need to pursue a career in computer-aided design and drafting (CADD).


CADD professionals are in high demand and many industries need a skilled draftsperson like you. At Harford Community College, we offer a computer-aided design and drafting degree that can prepare you for transfer or immediate transition into an entry-level position within various industries.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Applied Science



No. of Credits:

Associate of Applied Science: 60

Certificate: 12



Steve Johnson







Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your computer-aided design and drafting studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in computer-aided design and drafting through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Introduction to CADD

Intermediate CADD

Introduction to Engineering Technology

Technical Writing

Customizing AutoCAD

Solid Modeling



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What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree and/or a certificate in computer-aided drafting and design at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree or enter the workforce in an entry-level position. Many firms are hiring CADD students to work full time in an environment where they can grow professionally and complete their education while working. Careers in engineering, architecture, manufacturing, design, and project management are available.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • Morgan State University

  • Towson University

  • University of Maryland

  • UMBC

  • Penn State

Potential Careers

  • Drafter

  • Engineering Technician

  • Mechanical Drafter

  • Electrical Drafter

  • Science Technician

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program. They'll also connect you with job shadow and internship opportunities to help you achieve a valuable educational experience.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for yourself and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.