Computer Assisted Design and Drafting

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Contact the Program Director

Program Phone


Kevin T. Weaver

Residential Faculty - Manufacturing


Office: TC 50 - Room: TC122

This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology
Computer Assisted Design and Drafting

Meet us at the intersection of technology and art with the Computer Assisted Design (CAD) and Drafting program. This program is great for students who love art, drawing, and using computers. CAD operators create the technical drawings used by architects, surveyors, engineers, or scientists. A CAD operator is also an essential role in civil engineering, where they prepare drawings that are used in planning our infrastructure, like highways, pipelines, or bridges.

This program emphasizes current technological needs in the drafting industry and is designed to prepare students for an entry-level career as a CAD operator working for architects, interior designers, or other professionals in related fields. This program will teach you about 2D and 3D computer-aided drafting and design and models utilizing industry-standard CAD, Revit, and BIM software, computer numerical control (CNC) programming, and basic manufacturing processes using American standards (ANSI). You will learn how to produce sketches, layouts, drawings, and various views that are compliant with standard industry practices.

Join the Computer Assisted Design and Drafting program today and make it happen!

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Computer Assisted Design and Drafting program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Computer Aided Drafting
Certificate of Completion CCL Mechanical Drafting

Associate Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Computer Assisted Design and Drafting program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Drafting and Design Technology

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Computer Assisted Design and Drafting program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Become a Student

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to connect with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Resources For You

Get credit for your industry training. MCC offers Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for students with existing industry certifications, licenses, and approved corporate training. Access the form below and attach proof of training/certification when you submit your request. Please note, in order to access and complete the PLA form, you must be an active MCC student and have an MEID.

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