Online Certificate

Drafting and CAD Technician

Drafting and CAD technicians use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans. Workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers. As a drafting and CAD technician, you can launch a rewarding career in several industries, where job demand is high. This program requires additional external training in CAD software.

This Program Is a Great Fit For

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Advanced Manufacturing Professionals

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Recent high school graduates

About the Drafting and CAD Technician Certificate

Course length

8 weeks

Weekly time commitment

20 hours

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Regional Data (North Carolina)

Manufacturers in North Carolina account for 17.09% of the total output in the state, employing 10.36% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $102.34 billion in 2021.

Source: National Association of Manufacturers


Career Paths 


CAD Technician


Drafting Technician


Architectural Drafter


Civil Engineering Drafter


Mechanical Drafter


Electrical Drafter


CAD Operator


Design Technician


CAD Modeler


CAD Administrator

How Much Does a Drafting and CAD Technician Certificate Cost?

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access. Speak with an enrollment advisor to see what payment option you may qualify for.

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Payment begins 30 days after your course start date.

*This advertised payment is for qualified applicants who choose the 18-month financing option. Other payment options available. Minimum deposit of $200 required to enroll.