Prospective students interested in attending computer-aided design (CAD) classes may have a love for computer drafting and making abstract ideas and designs into a reality. Working with architects, engineers, and designers, drafters are utilized to help bring ideas to life through CAD programs. These drafters are often utilized in the research and development phase of projects all the way through the production of the final product.
Since drafting and design has so many real-world applications, taking courses that introduce and educate users to efficiently use CAD programs can help them prepare for a career that is utilized in many industries. CAD classes can help educate students to use these programs and others in their curriculum.
Some ITT Technical Institutes offer an Associate of Applied Science degree program in Computer Drafting and Design, which cover several topics including design and drafting and also offers courses in CAD Methods. ITT Tech also offers an online associate degree1 program in Drafting and Design Technology for those interested in an education that provides the type of convenient schedules that an online education offers.
Computer Drafting and Design
To introduce students to fundamental skills used in computer-aided drafting and structural detailing, including 3-D modeling and civil, mechanical or architectural drafting and design This program exposes students to a variety of fundamental skills utilized in entry-level computer aided-drafting (CAD) and design positions. Students are exposed to CAD technologies and conventional drafting methods to produce various designs, working drawings, charts, forms and records. Students will be exposed to both classroom theory and laboratory projects.