Computer Aided Design


Are you looking to pursue a degree in engineering, product design, or manufacturing? Consider a degree in computer-aided design (CAD). CAD is an advanced product development tool that automates numerous complex design tasks. Used in the manufacturing field, CAD enables engineers, designers, and technicians to develop new products quickly and precisely. Traditional technical drawing theory and practices are used with the most up-to-date CAD applications, rapid prototyping machines, modeling simulators, and other high-tech commodities.

The CAD program at Elgin Community College provides you with the technical expertise to pursue career opportunities in engineering, product design, manufacturing, and much more.

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Getting a job in Computer-Aided Design

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that careers are projected to grow by 2 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than average for all occupations. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians, (accessed December 21, 2021). See details about the salary and job opportunities with a degree or certificate in Computer-Aided Design on the ECC Career Coach site.

Program Highlights

Prepare for Immediate Employment

Associate of Applied Science

Basic Certificate

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