Associate of Applied Science
71 Credit Hours, 18-Month Program
The Computer-Aided Drafting Technician program at Western Dakota Tech equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to produce accurate technical drawings using industry standard CAD systems.
Graduates of the 18-month program receive training in a full range of knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the diverse and varied field of drafting and design. This degree is widely accepted as the industry standard in qualifying for an entry level position in the architectural, civil, and mechanical CAD fields.
Architectural drafters assist architects by preparing technical plans and details showing the dimensions, construction materials, and processes used for residential and commercial building projects. Mechanical drafters prepare detail and assembly drawings of a wide variety of machinery and mechanical devices, indicating dimensions, fastening methods, and other requirements. Civil drafters create drawings that detail the construction related to land, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. The Computer-Aided Drafting Technician program at Western Dakota Tech provides students with a solid base of knowledge in all three of these fields, maximizing their versatility when entering the job market.