When buildings and machinery are constructed, the first step is the development of a detailed set of drawings and plans. A skilled, computer-aided drafting professional will be the one making those designs and plans happen, converting the drawings made by engineers and architects into technical blueprints. Only the drafter can make this happen.
Our computer-aided drafting and design program offers the knowledge and intensive training to produce computer-assisted drafting (CAD) professionals who know how to get the job done. And how to get it done well.
Penn Commercial’s computer-aided drafting and design program will award you an associate degree in specialized technology degree in 18 months, allowing you to launch your career as a CAD professional in less than two years. You will be prepared to work in civil, electrical or mechanical drafting and be instrumental in the design and construction of a number of different things, such as commercial buildings, residential houses, microchips and cars.
This 18-month program awards an associate degree in specialized technology degree. It offers a reliable path for you to blend your creative and technical interests.
The computer-aided drafting and design program will include:
Drafters use software like CAD and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to turn the architect’s or engineer’s views into a detailed plan. As a student in the computer-aided drafting and design program, you will be exposed to the knowledge and skills it takes to help you succeed as a CAD drafter and bring innovative visions to life.
Instructors who have spent years working in the field as CAD professionals will guide your classroom and laboratory experience in this program. They know the relevant knowledge and hands-on skills it takes to succeed.
When you start your studies at Penn Commercial, you will receive a laptop computer fully equipped with the necessary software to learn and practice the abilities to be a successful CAD drafter. As you progress through the computer-aided drafting and design program, your software will be updated to keep pace with everything you are learning. You will also complete an externship at the end of your program, in which you will spend time working in a professional CAD setting.
“During my studies at Penn Commercial, what I learned was more than I ever dreamed I would. The classes I took in addition to my major were great and played a big part in a well-rounded program.”
Mark, CADD Graduate
Classes are forming now, so the best way to get started is by calling 724-222-5330 today or stopping by our campus. Once enrolled, classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and externships are scheduled during the sixth and final quarter of the program.
At Penn Commercial Business/Technical School we believe empowerment is the way to achieve professional goals and successfully enter the workforce. Our programs provide just that to our students. At the end of the computer-aided drafting and design program, you will graduate with the right skills to start your new career.
The job market for CAD drafters has become very competitive in the last few years. However, the market needs more and more specialists with deep software knowledge and endless creativity. Companies are always on the lookout for well-prepared professionals with a wide array of abilities.
Graduates of the computer-aided drafting and design program are prepared for entry-level positions, such as:
Designing plans and drawings from architect or engineer sketches is a typical task for CAD drafters. Professionals also spend most of their time using CAD and other computer software to assist on drawing production.
Some of the tasks you will perform as a CAD drafter are:
Upon your graduation, you will be prepared to work in different offices or manufacturing firms, such as:
Classes at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are tailored to meet the student’s needs and expectations. We do that through personalized instruction, experienced faculty, cutting-edge facilities and academic support.
Our alumni and career services can offer assistance with job fairs, career counseling, interviewing workshops, job listings, resume assistance, employment newsletters and externships. Our alumni network can also be of great help.