The Computer Aided Design Technology (CAD) student is taught to translate the ideas, notes, rough sketches, specifications, and calculations into working drawings, which skilled craftsmen use. Instruction in the fundamentals of material selection, strength, and manufacturing processes are included in the program.
The CAD program includes technical illustration and drawing techniques, engineering handbooks and tables, Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), rapid prototyping systems, and other physical sciences. Students may specialize in Mechanical Design, Architectural Design, Structural Design, or Civil and obtain a working knowledge of all disciplines. All instruction is self-paced, emphasizing the use of CADD and 3D Parametric Design.
SDS/2 (formerly Design Data) is a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software innovator for the construction industry's fabrication, detailing, and engineering sectors.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||16 Months|
2468 Technology Center Dr.
Jackson, TN 38301
Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Use knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 1,160
Current job openings per year: 130