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  • Careers in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)

    If you're interested in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting, or would like to pursue entry-level employment as a drafting technician or draftsman, an education in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) may be the place to start.(1)

    Call or request informationto learn more about our Computer-Aided Design and Drafting school.

    What tasks do CADD Drafting Technicians perform?

    Drafting was originally done with pencil and paper, and training in traditional, technical drafting is still necessary to fully understand and explain concepts. But today's computers allow CADD operators to construct variations of plans and make changes quickly.

    CADD technicians, often called Drafters or CADD Operators, may work with engineering firms, contractors, city planners, and manufacturers to create technical drawings that give building instructions for everything from computer hard drives to architecture.

    Computer Aided Drafting and Design Duties may include:

    • Communicating with clients and engineers
    • Naming specific drafting and design elements
    • Detailing structures and machine parts in both hand and computer drawings
    • Working with engineers to determine drawing dimensions and construction materials

    A CADD technician is often trained in civil, electrical, architectural, piping, or mechanical drafting and may use these concentrations to serve specific areas of engineering.

    What are the job prospects for CADD Technicians?

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employers prefer CADD technician job applicantswho have completed training after high school at a technical institute, community college, or 4-year college or university.(2)

    Key Skills for a CADD Drafting Career

    Successful drafters often demonstrate strong mechanical ability, visual aptitude, communication skills, and attention to detail. Many drafting technicians have graduated from a CADD training program with either a certificate or diploma like the one available at Remington College.