Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), A.A.S.
The field of design and drafting is a vital and expanding career where graduates can work in any of a number of rewarding fields including civil/architectural, electrical, mechanical, and process piping. The program emphasizes technical design as instructed in easy to understand methods. All beginning and application-level courses prepare the student in understanding industrial systems in a variety of settings that include light and heavy industry, civil and architectural firms, and related businesses.
The NCCC program is the only one of its kind, providing a unique blend of design, drafting, and various software applications as desired by the industry. The program has several articulation agreements with four-year engineering technology programs including Alfred State College, Buffalo State College, and RIT.
Program Goals and Objectives
- Learn various software applications including: AutoCAD, Solidworks, Revit, Inventor, and Siemens NX.
- Gain knowledge in preparing industry quality drawings.
- Learn engineering design processes in various fields.
- Become exposed to cutting-edge processes such as 3D scanning and 3D printing.
Since the program is over 45 years old, most local industrial companies have multiple graduates from the NCCC CADD program under employment. Many of these graduates are now presidents, vice presidents, general managers, engineering managers, as well as hold various other management positions. Because of this infiltration in industry, this vast network particularly with respect to the hiring of new graduates is unsurpassed. Outstanding careers can easily be found for all graduates out of the CADD program.