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Computer-Aided Drafting Technology

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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Technology program will teach you the technical skills needed to manage the hardware and software, as well as develop plans and related documentation, of a computer-aided design system.

This AAS program is suspended for the 2023-2024 academic year pending termination.

Course work includes:

  • Architectural drafting
  • Computer-assisted drafting and design
  • Creating and managing two- and three-dimensional models
  • Linking CAD documents to other software applications
  • Operating systems

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Degree and Certificate Options

  • Computer-Aided Drafting Technology — Associate in Applied Science
  • Computer-Aided Drafting Technology — Diploma
  • Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate

Transferring to a Four-Year College or University

East Carolina University BS in Industrial Technology (BSIT) Associate in Applied Science Transfer Program

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  1. Use various Computer-Aided Drafting programs to produce design drawings in accordance with industry standards
  2. Use computer design programs to develop three-dimensional drawings that will promote visual understanding and for presentation purposes
  3. Apply new architectural and mechanical design skills to solve design problems in and outside of class


Upon completion of this concentration, graduates will be able to qualify for CAD jobs in architectural and engineering firms and industrial design businesses.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Curriculum Guides

Computer-Aided Drafting Technology Diploma and Certificate Curriculum Guides (PDF)

Virtual Test Drives

Interested in the CAD program? Join us on Wednesdays at 1.p.m. to learn more! Click here to access the Zoom sessions: