College of Applied and Technical Studies

About This Program

The Computer-Aided Drafting/Design Technician undergraduate certificate allows students to quickly develop skills and hands-on experiences in drafting and Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) operation and the ability to pursue objectives in the face of limited resources. Graduates are prepared for positions as a drafter or CAD operator. This certificate articulates well into an associate or bachelor's degree program in such technical areas as mechanical engineering technology, computer engineering technology and electrical engineering technology.

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Ashtabula Campus
    • Trumbull Campus
    • Tuscarawas Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Architectural and civil drafters

  • -2.5% decline
  • 102,900 number of jobs
  • $57,500 potential earnings

Drafters, all other

  • 0.6% little or no change
  • 15,200 number of jobs
  • $54,500 potential earnings

Mechanical drafters

  • -8.3% decline
  • 57,500 number of jobs
  • $58,270 potential earnings

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.