Online Certificate

Drafting and CAD Technician

Take your career to new heights and become a leader in the field of drafting and computer-aided design (CAD). In this certificate program, you'll master skills from precision drafting to CAD software operation and quality assurance, preparing you for opportunities in architecture, engineering and other rapidly expanding industries.

This Program Is a Great Fit For

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Advanced Manufacturing Professionals

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Recent High School Graduates

About the Drafting and CAD Technician Certificate

Course length

8 weeks

Weekly time commitment

15-20 hours



*You can pay as little as $265 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

In this program, you will discover the art of transforming the innovative ideas of engineers and architects into detailed technical drawings and plans, using state-of-the-art CAD software. Our curriculum covers specialized areas like architectural, civil, electrical and mechanical drafting, equipping you with the skills needed to contribute to the design of everything from microchips to towering skyscrapers.

As a drafting and CAD technician, you will find yourself in high demand across a multitude of industries where precision and attention to detail are paramount. The career opportunities in this field are vast and rewarding, and our program will prepare you to seize them with confidence.

Regional Data (Ohio)

The GDP of Ohio’s manufacturing industry reached $130 billion in 2022, a figure higher than the total GDP for many countries outside of the U.S. Now’s a great time to join a thriving industry!

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Career Paths 


CAD Technician


Drafting Technician


Architectural Drafter


Civil Engineering Drafter


Mechanical Drafter


Electrical Drafter


CAD Operator


Design Technician


CAD Modeler


CAD Administrator

Is This Certificate Right For Me? 

  • Circle icon Are you interested in the manufacturing industry and excited about the process of creating products?
  • Circle icon Do you enjoy working with machinery, tools, and technology?
  • Circle icon Are you detail-oriented and comfortable following precise instructions and standard operating procedures?
  • Circle icon Do you have good problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot issues?
  • Circle icon Can you work well in a team environment and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds?
  • Circle icon Do you have the patience and persistence to ensure accuracy and precision in your work?