Computer-Aided Design Technology Program

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 in 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

DMACC COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN TECHNOLOGY DEGREE 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