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Certificate in Computer Aided Design

The online Certificate in Computer Aided Design (CAD) program is designed to provide students with fundamental computer aided design skills in two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) documentation creation and modeling. Students are prepared for a National Certification Exam (i.e., AutoCAD Certified User). In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. Upon successful completion of the program (see Graduation Requirements section of the catalog), students could seek or obtain entry-level employment in a computer aided design or drafting related field.

Prepare for the CAD National Certification Exam

Students in the Certificate in Computer Aided Design program will take a proctored certification test at a designated testing center (e.g., Certiport, Pearson VUE, etc), nearest to them. Charter College cannot guarantee a testing center will be available within a specific distance from a campus or the student’s home; prospective students should consider testing center location as part of their enrollment decision.

CAD Program Highlights:

  • Architectural drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Rendering and animation for presentations
  • Building codes
  • Autodesk Certification exam prep

CAD Program Length:

10 months**

No High School Diploma? No Problem.

*This program is offered online through Charter College Vancouver for non-Alaskan residents and through Charter College Anchorage for Alaska residents.

**Students must meet the admissions requirements and the program system requirements noted in the Catalog & Student Handbook.

CAD professional