Students with a background in computer-aided design can be prepared to start careers as CAD Designers, CAD Technicians, CAD Operators, CAD Detailers or Technical Illustrators. From there, they can expect to advance to careers in a number of industries including Aerospace, Architecture, Civil, Electrical, Engineering, Fire Protection, Marine, Mechanical, Process Piping or Structural. NCC provides the tools needed for career success by offering a curriculum that utilizes the latest software and technology including digital manufacturing and 3D Printing. Students are guided through problem-solving activities and design projects that promote individual and team effort, as well as creativity.
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Your Career in Computer Aided Design
Like other workers who primarily use computers to do their work, CAD personnel usually work indoors and full time, although overtime is not uncommon. A CAD Drafter or CAD Designer's main duty is to assist in maintaining a company's product development needs. He or she will mainly be responsible for the creation and improvement of assembly drawings, subassembly and component design, detail drawings, etc. A mechanical designer must work in harmony with product development engineers in performing tasks such as making the necessary changes in designs, models or drawings, or engaging in meetings that focus on design reviews.
Computer Aided Design Career Paths
- Mechanical Designer
- CAD Draftsperson
- CAD Designer
- CAD Technician
- CAD Operator
- CAD Detailer
Degrees We Offer
- Associate in Applied Science | 2 years