Online Certificate in Computer Aided Design

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Design Your Future with an Online Certificate in CAD

If you like to work with computers and have an eye for design, a career in drafting may be the right career path for you. As a drafter, you use computer software to create 2D drawings and 3D models that can be used to help manufacture products or construct buildings. With a Certificate in Computer Aided Design, you can prepare for a drafting career in architecture, engineering, or manufacturing. Contact Charter College today to begin training.

Online Computer Aided Design Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Computer Aided Design program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of design techniques and principals involved in the production of technical plans, constructions drawings, and 3D models
  • Create aesthetically pleasing presentations and visualizations of 3D designs and construction documents
  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to perform effectively as a Computer Aided Designer
  • Apply interpersonal, verbal communications, and written communications skills

Program Length

  • 10 months

Delivery Method

  • Online Learning

Online Computer Aided Design Classes and Curriculum

The Certificate in Computer Aided Design program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to find an entry-level position as a drafter. In virtual classrooms and labs, you will learn how to create technical sketches, render 3D models, apply the principles of architecture to your drafts, and use computer technology to enhance your potential for employment. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Topics and Classes

Program Length

Delivery Method

  • Architectural Drawing
  • Drawing Setup and File Maintenance
  • 3D Modeling Techniques
  • Building Codes
  • Modeling, Rendering, and Animation for Presentations
  • Math for Computer Aided Design

In as little as 10 months, you can get started on a rewarding career path as a drafter. Charter College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

The Certificate in Computer Aided Design program is available in an online format. Online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Prepare for Entry-Level Drafting Careers

The Certificate in Computer Aided Design program prepares you to handle the duties and requirements of entry-level drafting positions. You can seek employment in the architecture, engineering, or manufacturing industries.

Computer Aided Design Certifications

The Certificate in Computer Aided Design prepares you to sit for the AutoDesk Certification exam. Upon passing this exam, you will receive the AutoDesk Certified User credential. The proctored certification test takes place at a designated testing center near you. Charter College cannot guarantee a testing center will be available within a specific distance from a campus or your home so you should consider testing center locations as part of your enrollment decision.

Occupations this program prepares you for:


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