Computer Aided Design Technology


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.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full 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 $1,315.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Assistant Drafter432Certificate
Detail Drafter864Certificate
Drafting and CAD Technician1728Diploma
Residential Architecture Drafter1728Diploma
Civil Drafter1728Diploma
Mechanical Drafter1728Diploma
Structural Drafter1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
2468 Technology Center Dr.
Jackson, TN 38301

Books and Supplies Lists


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