Computer-Aided Drafting & Design

A CAD instructor works with a student on a computer.Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) is the process of creating drawings or models that define a given product before it is ready to be manufactured. The drafter is a key link in the design engineering process and manufacturing steps, and must possess a working knowledge of design principles, material properties, and manufacturing processes.

Kellogg Community College’s CAD program is designed to provide you with the foundation of knowledge needed to successfully function in a drafting and design environment. CAD technology is introduced at the very beginning of the curriculum and is used throughout the program for the completion of drawings and models. We use two of the most popular CAD packages in the industry, AutoCAD LT® and SolidWorks®.

The KCC CAD program offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology. Completion of the program opens the door to full-time employment or to transfer to a four-year school. Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution should seek advice from the KCC CAD Instructors about information on the transfer programs currently available.

Why Choose the KCC CAD Program?

  • CAD is an exciting career area that will challenge you and is more hands-on than traditional engineering programs. Most of your CAD class time will be spent doing drawings and models, as we believe that a hands-on approach is important.
  • Since computer technology and CAD software will continue to become more sophisticated and complex in the future, the program is designed to give you the kind of solid foundation you can build upon.
  • All of your drawings will be CAD-based, in both two and three-dimensional formats, giving you the opportunity to experience a great variety of CAD drawing tasks.
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It is an exciting time in the field of drafting and design.

Computers have replaced pencils and triangles for drawing. KCC’s new state-of-the-art equipment, combined with valuable hands-on experience, will give you what you need to start a thriving CAD career in the 21st century.

It all starts here.