Career InformationCADD drafters are responsible for developing accurate drawings to be used in design or for documentation purposes. The disciplines utilizing CADD drafters are extensive and include architecture, engineering, manufacturing and construction.
Length of CourseThis 44-week course uses individualized classroom instruction and hands-on experience. Students learn to use equipment through geometric constructions, orthographic projections and space geometry. Basic dimensioning rules and an introduction to the personal computer are also taught.The Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville Campus will award transferring students six credits if they have successfully completed the WTC CADD program.
Admission QualificationsA candidate is required to have mechanical and artistic skills; computer skills; visual acuity; the ability to measure accurately to 1/16 of an inch; the ability to visualize three-dimensional forms; a ninth grade reading level with an eighth grade mathematics comprehension; and a High School or General Education Development (GED) Diploma.
Employment OutlookThere will be greater use of CADD equipment by architects, engineers and drafters. Job candidates who are able to apply basic drafting principles to more technically sophisticated work will be in the greatest demand.