Why Choose Computer Aided Drafting at PPCC?
We partner with industry experts and remain current with the best industry tools and practices. You will be trained using the latest release of AutoCAD to prepare 2D and 3D drawings for fabrication. Your education will also include learning to use SolidWorks to do 3D printing on one of our many 3D printers, instructed by our highly skilled faculty.
What will I study?
Students who study Computer Aided Drafting will:
- Learn to prepare 2D and 3D drawings for fabrication using the latest release of AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CREO (formerly Pro Engineer) and MasterCAM.
- Understand print reading, problem-solving techniques, methods of simulation and testing, 3D printing, use of research tools.
- Gain general organizational skills and applications in geometry and trigonometry.
All of our learning outcomes are skill based and expected to help students with practical application.
Example Classes I Might Take
Computer Aided Drafting professionals possess a unique combination of artistic, design, mechanical and mathematical aptitude. Some careers in CAD are:
- Modeling Design
- Installation Drafter
- Layout Designer
- Mechanical Designer