Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Drafting and design professionals use CADD programs to prepare production drawings and illustrations for architectural and engineering firms. They help design building structures, civil projects and mechanical and manufacturing processes.

In our program, you'll learn to render a wide variety of technical systems, machines and products, visually interpret concepts and work with engineers to give form to ideas.

Our degree program covers three CADD programs and parametric modeling plus courses in architecture, machine design, civil design, blueprint reading and general education courses to earn a degree and transfer for a four-year degree.

Our 17-19 credit-hour certificate program covers the three CADD programs and parametric modeling.

Scholarship opportunity

The Black & Veatch Scholarship is available to students majoring in Computer Aided Drafting and Design. Recipients will be considered part of the Black & Veatch Scholars Program.

Throughout the school year, scholarship recipients will receive invitations to professional development and networking events as well as mentorship opportunities with Black & Veatch professionals. Connect with your advisor to learn more about eligibility requirements.

What you'll learn

You will learn to draft and design numerous projects, including building design, building information modeling and surveying. You will learn engineering graphics and multiple computer-aided drafting and design software packages.

Career and salary information

Visit the MoSCORES website for information on MCC's programs, including length, credit hours, and wage and employment data. Search Metropolitan Community College. Note: The historical data listed is informational and can vary based on the number of credit hours students earn, local wage conditions and other factors.

As an engineering technician, drafter, or designer, you can work at such companies as Black & Veatch, BlueScope Construction, Burns & McDonnell, Power Engineers, Evergy, BSE Structural Engineers and many more.

Transfer made simple

Many MCC students plan to transfer. Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it.

We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities, so make sure you speak with an academic advisor before enrolling, particularly since transfer agreements can change based on curriculum revisions.

Learn more about MCC's seamless transfer

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