Program at a Glance

Program Type
1-year Certificate
Area of Study
Science, Math, & Engineering
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Advance Your Drafting and Design Skills

The Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) certificate provides current engineers or engineering students extra skills and increases earning ability.  

Why Choose Germanna

No matter where you are in your engineering career, Germanna has the program for you. You have options to expand your reach and career skills.

Career Options for CADD Certified Professionals

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Architectural and Civil Drafters: Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings used in civil engineering projects.
  • Electrical and Electronics Drafters: Prepare wiring diagrams and layout drawings used for electrical equipment.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians: Work with machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.  

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills: 

  • CADD-specific concepts and operation
  • Graphics
  • Computer applications
Course Highlights
CAD 201: Computer Aided Drafting and Design
EGR 110: Engineering Graphics

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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