The Computer Aided Design (CAD) Short-Term Technical Certificate recognizes the student who has completed a core group of CAD and CAD-related courses. This collection of courses will provide the student with specialized knowledge and skills necessary to be prepared for entry-level employment in a variety of industries that utilize CAD. Program prepares students to earn industry endorsed skills credentials:


Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)


Program Benefits

  • Short-Term 10 – 16 week programs
  • Employers Engaged in Setting Outcomes & Recruitment
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Industry-Recognized Credentials
  • Building Block to Career Pathways


Employment Outlook

Occupational Title Starting Wage Annual Job Openings
Electrical and Electronic Drafters $37,460 11
Mechanical Drafters $37,544 36




  • CORE Career and Occupational Readiness Education in Manufacturing


  • Mechanical Design Milestone

Short-Term Technical Certificate Options

One-Year Technical Certificate Options

Associate of Applied Science Degree Options