Computer-Aided Drafting Technology Diploma

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Computer-Aided Drafting Technology Diploma

Program Code: D50150

Our Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Technology diploma program is designed to prepare you to apply technical skills and advanced computer software and hardware knowledge to the development of plans and related documentation. You’ll also receive the necessary background to manage the hardware and software components of a CAD system.

This is a diploma program and requires fewer credits and less time to complete than a degree program. If you’re looking for a shorter completion time, the certificate program may be for you.

The CAD program also offers degree and certificate options.

Skills You’ll Learn

The Computer-Aided Drafting program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:

  • Applying technical skills and advanced computer software and hardware to develop plans and related documentation
  • Managing the hardware and software of a CAD system
  • Illustrating a clear understanding of mechanical drafting, computer-assisted drafting and design (CADD), creating and managing two- and three-dimensional models
  • Reading and interpreting mechanical drawings and applying communicated information to fabricators

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Computer-Aided Drafting graduates, including:

  • Advanced manufacturing plants
  • Architectural firms
  • Aviation/engineering facilities
  • Construction projects
  • Drafting and design businesses

Plan of Study

The recommended course sequence for this program and a complete list of related classes are available in the Academic Catalog. Click the button below to view a copy of this plan of study, which is also available as a PDF.

View Plan of Study(link is external)

Questions others are asking.

We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

Contact Information

Career Programs
Bosch Advanced Manufacturing Center
New Bern Campus

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