Computer Aided Design Technology


The Computer Aided Design Technology program provides training for individuals who wish to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to become successfully employed in today’s modern field of Drafting and Computer Aided Design.

The program offers an introduction to the diverse fields of mechanical drafting and AEC ( architectural, engineering, and construction). Individualized, competency-based courses are taught in a lab environment and include real-world projects.

Students learn to prepare working drawings and plans by use of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) software.  They will be introduced to computer-aided additive manufacturing processes in which they will design, create, and 3D print physical objects they have modeled. CADD and 3D printing are tools used by drafters, designers, and engineers in today’s technological world.



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 $4,984.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $485.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Assistant Drafter432Certificate
Detail Drafter864Certificate
Drafting and CAD Technician1296Diploma
Architectural Drafter1728Diploma
Mechanical Drafter1728Diploma
Computer-Aided Illustrator1728Diploma
CAD Technician for upgrade CAD training356Certificate

Campus Locations

Main Campus
3070 Hwy 64
PO Box 89
Crump, TN 38327

Job Duties

Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 1,250

Current job openings per year: 20

Salary Range



First Trimester: 
Orientation and Safety
Basic Drafting Techniques
Sketching & Shape Description
Intro to CAD
Professional Development
Second Trimester: 
Intermediate CAD
Technical Drawing I
Technical Drawing II
Technical Drawing III
Third Trimester: 
This is determined by the diploma option chosen by the student.

Books and Supplies Lists


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