Drafting and CAD Certificate

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Career Path

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Drafting and CAD Certificate program of study teaches basic drafting and design fundamentals utilizing multiple industry computer-aided design (CAD) programs.  Students work in entry level drafting or design positions for civil engineering firms, architect firms, and manufacturing companies. Basic surveying and constructions skills are also taught. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate.

New program pending state and regional accreditation approval

Job Outlook

832 Jobs (2020)

+1.9% Change from 2020-2025

Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves

What will you do

Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, and other infrastructure projects for commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.  Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, and other infrastructure projects for commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.  Students who graduate from this certificate program should expect entry-level wages.

Wages

  • Average: $26.35
  • Entry: $16.61
  • Experienced: $35.19

Career Examples

  • Drafters
  • Electrical Drafters
  • AutoCAD Drafters
  • Designers
  • Product Designers
  • Structural Drafters
  • Drafting Technicians
  • Drafter Interns

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First Semester

EGT 155 - Engineering Drawing Practices

CET 160 - Surveying

CAD 139 - Introduction to CAD/CAM

Second Semester

CET 208 - Technical Drafting and CAD

CON 119 - Construction Materials and Inspection

Total Semester Hours Required: 16.0

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Prepare civil construction drawings utilizing computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Produce construction, legal and topographic surveys.
  • Demonstrate design criteria for road design.

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