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Computer-Aided Drafting and Design


Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) is a hands-on based degree program using a wide variety of CADD software packages, including Autodesk products like AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Inventor, and Revit, Dassault Systèmes' SolidWorks, and Creo (formerly known as ProEngineer).

CADD graduates will have the skills to create, revise, and detail, 2D or 3D CADD files such as:

  • Solid model parts and assemblies using state of the art parametric solid modeling software titles such as SolidWorks, Inventor, Revit, and Creo
  • Produce professional quality drawings for complete shape, size, and form dimensions and necessary specifications, for parts, assemblies, buildings, structures, and earth projects
  • Residential and structural construction modeling and detail drawing using AutoCAD and Revit
  • Develop land parcel drawings, contour mapping, plan and profile views using Civil 3D
  • Use ESRi'S ArcGIS to perform attribute queries, spatial queries, vector and raster geoprocessing and address locating

Students completing the courses EGT 2144 Introduction to SolidWorks and  EGT 2244 SolidWorks II are prepared and have the opportunity to complete the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) and Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) exam on campus.

For more information concerning this or other Technology Degrees and Certificates call 501.882.8822 or email us.

Average Program Graduate Salaries

Computer Aided Drafting & Design Mean Annual Wages:

$58,330 - $67,090

Related Careers

  • Architectural and Civil Drafters - mean hourly $29.14 - mean annually $60,620
  • Electrical and Electronics Drafters - mean hourly $32.26 - mean annually $67,090
  • Mechanical Drafters - mean hourly $30.12 - mean annually $62,650
  • Drafters, All Other - mean hourly $28.04 - mean annually $58,330

The information above was obtained from the Arkansas Occupational Employment and Wage Survey of May 2021.
Arkansas State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design has been accredited since 2014.


Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Applied Science In Computer Aided Design and Drafting

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Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technicians prepare detailed drawings based on rough sketches, specifications, and calculations made by scientists, engineers, architects, and designers.

ENG 1003 Freshman English I



Technical Mathematics A (or higher)



Computer Aided Engineering Graphics

GEOG 1233 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
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ENG 1013/1033  Freshman English II OR Technical Writing



Intermediate Drafting

EGT  2153 Civil Drafting Technology
EGT 2134 Introduction to Inventor
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EGT 2183 Architectural Drafting I
EGT 2144 Introduction to SolidWorks
EGT  2114 Introduction to ProEngineer
EGT  2234  Inventor II
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EGT 2163  Structural Drafting
EGT 2244 SolidWorks II
EGT  2214 ProEngineer II
EGT 2284 Advanced Revit
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Technical Certificate in Mechanical Drafting

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Technical certificates are available for those students who desire preparation for more immediate entry into the work force.  Total Program =24 Hours.  

EGT 1004 Computer Aided Engineering Graphics
GEOG 1233 Introduction to GIS



Technical Mathematics A (or higher)



Freshman English I

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ENG 1013  Freshman English II



Intermediate Drafting

EGT  2134 Introduction to Inventor
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Certificate of Proficiency in 2-D Mechanical Computer Aided Drafting and Design 

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EGT 1004 Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics
EGT 1114 Intermediate Drafting
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Andy Treat

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