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Program Overview

The Computer-Aided Design Assistant Certificate is designed for students seeking employment in an architectural firm as CAD assistants. Program course work directly relates to a career in drafting. The certificate program prepares students by providing a thorough understanding of the graphic skills needed to read, interpret, and produce technical drawings.

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Program Details

Design assistant students learn to use CAD technology to create blueprints, two and three-dimensional renderings, animation, modeling, and other techniques. Typical coursework includes:

  • Architectural Communications
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Computer Aided Drafting
Career Prospects

Computer-Aided Design Assistant Certificate students study architectural drawing, computer aided design, architectural communications, and other technical applications. Depending on individual interest and career focus, students may also complete course work in construction methods, cost estimating, and other areas. Students who complete this study program may find employment in roles such as:

  • Computer Aided Design Assistant
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Civil Drafter
  • Electronic Drafter

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