Computer Aided Drafting & Design
Have you wondered who puts together the plans for the wind turbines towering over farms and ranches all over West Texas? Are you fascinated by the design and construction of skyscrapers or by the customized motorcycles in "Orange County Choppers"? Not only is computer aided drafting and design technology used in building construction and vehicle design, it's essential to the manufacturing process for all kinds of products we use on a daily basis.
Would you like to use your computer to help design and create the drawings contractors and manufacturers use and even give your home an "extreme makeover"? Just think of all the career opportunities available with employers like Texas Department of Transportation, Nucor Steel, Kohler, Highland Pump, civil engineering companies, architectural firms, surveyors, and aeronautical agencies (like NASA). Consider careers in fields such as:
If these careers sound interesting, check out the Computer Aided Drafting and Design Program at TSTC West Texas. We'll show you how you can be part of constructing buildings, designing wind turbines, customizing motorcycles, and much more.
The Computer Aided Drafting and Design Program offers the technical skills you'll need for a career in a drafting and design. In our hands-on learning environment, students learn to use specialized computer programs like:
Using a combination of lecture and labs, faculty members with extensive industry experience will guide you through the principles and techniques of drafting and design.
Depending on whether you wish to pursue a degree or certificate, your courses could include: