Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design

Designers and drafters use computer aided design (CAD) programs to plan everything from cell phones to skyscrapers. Students in this program gain experience using design programs like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Courses taken for a certificate can also count toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Architectural Drafters

    Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.

    Hourly Wage: $23.49

    Currently Employed: 1169

    Projections:

    1169 people are employed as Architectural Drafters. This number is expected to increase by 5.65% over the next four years.

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  • Commercial and Industrial Designers

    Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

    Hourly Wage: $26.51

    Currently Employed: 186

    Projections:

    186 people are employed as Commercial and Industrial Designers. This number is expected to increase by 8.6% over the next four years.

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  • Architectural and Engineering Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

    Hourly Wage: $73.73

    Currently Employed: 1181

    Projections:

    1181 people are employed as Architectural and Engineering Managers. This number is expected to increase by 8.47% over the next four years.

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  • Civil Drafters

    Prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewerage control systems.

    Hourly Wage: $23.49

    Currently Employed: 1169

    Projections:

    1169 people are employed as Civil Drafters. This number is expected to increase by 5.65% over the next four years.

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  • Electronic Drafters

    Draw wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings used for manufacture, installation, and repair of electronic equipment.

    Hourly Wage: $38.44

    Currently Employed: 320

    Projections:

    320 people are employed as Electronic Drafters. This number is expected to increase by 7.81% over the next four years.

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  • Electrical Drafters

    Develop specifications and instructions for installation of voltage transformers, overhead or underground cables, and related electrical equipment used to conduct electrical energy from transmission lines or high-voltage distribution lines to consumers.

    Hourly Wage: $38.44

    Currently Employed: 320

    Projections:

    320 people are employed as Electrical Drafters. This number is expected to increase by 7.81% over the next four years.

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  • Mechanical Drafters

    Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

    Hourly Wage: $24.53

    Currently Employed: 252

    Projections:

    252 people are employed as Mechanical Drafters. This number is expected to increase by 4.76% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.