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DISCOVER COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING

A state-of-the-art program open for anyone who wants to establish a solid background in coding and design.

Degree Options to Fit Your Career Goals:

  • Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
    Earn a valuable Computer-Aided Drafting Associate Degree in approximately two years.
  • Diploma
    Learn Computer-Aided Drafting basics with a one-year diploma program.
  • Certificate
    Take a semester of CAD-related courses to earn one of several certificate options in any of these specific disciplines:
    Solid Modeling and Design, Computer Aided Drafting or Mechanical Drafting Technician
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Learn more about Computer-Aided Drafting.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

CAD students learn by doing.

Computer-aided design is responsible for the creation of everything from airplanes and buildings to medical devices and home appliances. Before creating these things, companies look to CAD professionals to create the blueprint.

At ACC, we know the importance of CAD which is why our STEM-based curriculum trains you in: Mechanical Drafting, Computer-aided Design, 3-D Modeling, Solid Modeling, Applied Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics.

Additionally, our curriculum teaches students the ins-and-outs of AutoCAD and SolidWorks softwares as well as 3-D printing and prototyping–giving them the resources to excel as a CAD technician or operator in a wide range of industries. With our diverse course offerings, it is no surprise that most of our CAD students go on to earn additional CAD-related certifications like: Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate, Associate Sustainability, Electrical, Simulation, Additive Manufacturing and many more.

Computer-Aided Drafting graduates earn $17-$25 hourly.

(Entry-level range. Contingent on economy and geographic location)

What you'll learn

  • Mechanical drafting
  • Computer-aided design
  • 3-D modeling
  • Solid modeling
  • Applied mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics

Jobs you'll qualify for

  • CAD Technician/Operator
  • Mechanical designer
  • Solid modeler
  • Engineering technician
  • Architectural draftsman
  • Quality control technician

Curriculum plans for all levels

We know everyone is starting this journey from different places. That's why each plan is outfitted with specific courses to help you achieve your goals in your own time-frame.

Associate

Take the deepest dive into Computer-Aided Drafting with a two-year Associate in Applied Sciences degree. Gain exposure in all areas of computer technology to prepare for a lucrative career in the industry.

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Diploma

Are you interested in Computer-Aided Drafting but not sure you want to commit to a two-year degree program? Get a diploma in half the time by taking a variety of classes to help you gain all the skills needed to be successful.

Certificate

Looking for a great value option? Learn all of the Computer-Aided Drafting basics in as little as one semester to become certified to begin employment as a designer, modeler or technician.

Join a group of skilled craftsmen who are moving the world forward with computer technology.

Alamance Community College also partners with reputable partner companies like Honda and FoxDesign to provide students relevant industry knowledge as well as post-grad employment opportunities. By combining their valuable ACC degree with industry-related certifications, our graduates go on to have impactful and profitable careers.

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