The majority of graduates find employment in Texas with companies such as Baker Oil, Weatherford, Turner, Collie & Braden Engineers, Melden & Hunt . The remainder seek and find employment outside the state with companies such as McDonnell-Douglas, Los Alamos National Laboratories and others. CDDT program is to maintain an efficient and high quality two-year technical education program which provides the engineering, construction, and manufacturing industries in Texas with highly skilled employees who perform exceptionally well at entry level positions.
The CDDT program also assists graduates in obtaining initial employment as entry-level CAD or design technicians. Industrial growth and increasingly complex problems linked to new products and processes have greatly increased the demand for drafting services.
The average annual salary for entry level CAD technicians is about $18,720 - $24,960 per year. Those who work outside the Valley may earn anywhere from $29,000 - $36,000.