Computer-Aided Design Technology Program

COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
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PREPARES YOU FOR:

Careers in computer-aided design, including drawing in both two-dimensional and threedimensional realms, designing new products, creating models, and more.

Make designs and 3D models that help people visualize and manufacture products we use every day. Through DMACC’s computer-aided design (CAD) technology program, you’ll learn how to use a variety of software packages, create prototypes, practice reverse engineering, perform geometric dimensioning, and more. Choose from a one-year diploma or a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree and start your career in design and drafting — where you’ll learn to turn innovative ideas into real solutions.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

CAREER EXAMPLES
WHAT YOU'LL DO
CORE JOB SKILLS
AVERAGE SALARY

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • CAD Designer/Operator
  • CAD/CAM Specialist
  • Designer/Drafter
  • Installation Drafter
  • Mechanical Designer or Drafter
  • Project Designer
  • CAD Manager

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Utilize relevant CAD software packages
  • Draft, lay out, and specify technical devices, parts, and equipment
  • Seek and apply technical information
  • Compile engineering documentation
  • Communicate with others
  • Create prototypes
  • Operate CMM & CNC equipment

CORE JOB SKILLS

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical thinking
  • Cooperation/Teamwork
  • Integrity

AVERAGE SALARY (IOWA)

  • $44,580 per year