Earn a Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Certificate
Through this certificate and the Engineering Technology A.S. subplan in digital design and modeling, you gain experience in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), solid modeling and rapid prototyping skills needed to assist the engineering activities of industry in planning, designing and detailing. You will acquire several important industry-standard skills, including using modern CAD programs applied to problem solving. You can work toward industry certifications in SolidWorks and AutoCAD.
The computer-aided design and drafting certificate and Engineering Technology A.S subplan in digital design and modeling have two mini tracks based on electives.
- Rapid Prototyping track
Includes finite element analysis and rapid prototyping. This track is intended for students interested in manufacturing mechanical parts.
- REVIT track
Includes two courses in the parametric building information modeling software, REVIT. This track is intended for students interested in architecture and building construction and design.
Continuing your education
This certificate is part of the Digital Design and Modeling subplan of the 60-credit hour Engineering Technology A.S. Degree.
Some of these courses can be applied to the 62-credit hour Drafting and Design Technology A.S. Degree
Drafting and Computer Aided Design technicians are vital players in engineering. Their skills help take concepts one step closer to completion. Graduates of this program who are new to the field can find employment in those areas where CAD technicians and designers are needed.
This program qualifies you for entry level work as:
- Mechanical, structural or electrical design technicians or drafters
- Industrial and commercial designers
- Advanced CAD commands
- Three-dimensional (3-D) drawings
- Solid modeling software
- Digital engineering design fundamentals
- Digital modeling fundamentals
Program Director, Engineering TechClearwater Campus