Computer-Aided Design Technology


The Computer-Aided Design Technology program teaches individuals the correct procedures, skills and attitudes necessary to become successfully employed in today’s modern technological field of Computer-Aided Design (CAD). CAD Drafters and Technicians prepare technical drawings and plans used by production and construction workers to build manufactured products. 

Students will be introduced to computer-aided additive manufacturing processes in which they will design, create, and 3D print physical objects they have modeled. CAD and 3D printing are tools used by drafters, designers and engineers in today's technological world. A student in the Computer-Aided Design Technology program will work with several software programs, including AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, SolidWorks, Additive Manufacturing layout programs, and Microsoft Office applications.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,760.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,249.68

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Assistant Drafter432Certificate
Detail Drafter864Certificate
Civil Drafter1728Diploma
Drafting and CAD Technician1728Diploma
Mechanical Drafter1728Diploma
Architectural Drafter1728Diploma
Structural Drafter1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
740 Highway 46 South
Dickson, TN 37055


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