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Drafting and CAD Certificate

Drafting and CAD Certificate

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Award: Certificate


Completed Online: No
Completed in the Evenings: Yes
Pathway: Career Path
Career Cluster: Industrial Technology and Transportation
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus



About the Program

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

Career Information

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 excpect entry level wages.  

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Program Outcomes

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.

SALARY INFORMATION
Average: $26.35
Entry Level: $16.61
Experienced: $35.19

* Salary information from EMSI Analyst Database.