Mechanical drafters develop detailed design drawings and specifications for mechanical equipment, dies, tools, and controls using CAD equipment, as well as produce three-dimensional models and draw schematics. Parkland's Computer-Aided Drafting: Mechanical Design Certificate program provides the student with an understanding of the machine design process and prepares the student for employment as a mechanical draft person working in a computer environment.
Students are strongly encouraged to pursue the Industrial Technology Associate in Applied Science degree in which they can select CAD as their area of concentration. The degree results in a well-prepared graduate with hands-on education in the major areas of manufacturing: machinery maintenance and automation, welding, CNC machining, and computer-aided drafting.
Not sure which route is best for your career goals? Meet with an advisor in the AgEST department.