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Programs of Study

Computer Aided Drafting is a subject requirement or elective in the following programs of study:

Associate of Applied Science

Bachelor of Applied Science

Academic Disciplines

Computer Aided Drafting (CADD)

Students work with the latest CAD software
Students work with the latest CAD software

Computer Aided Drafting is used to design, develop and optimize products, which can be goods used by end consumers or intermediate goods used in other products. CAD is also extensively used in the design of tools and machinery used in the manufacture of components, and in the drafting and design of all types of buildings, from small residential types to large commercial and industrial structures.

CAD is mainly used for detailed engineering of 3-D models and/or 2-D drawings of physical components, but it is also used throughout the engineering process from conceptual design and layout of products, through strength and dynamic analysis of assemblies, to definition of manufacturing methods of components.

CAD has become an especially important technology, with benefits, such as lower product development costs and a greatly shortened design cycle. It enables designers to lay out and develop their work on screen, print it out and save it for future editing, saving a lot of time on their drawings.

Computer Aided Drafting is a discipline in the Career and Technical Education Division division.

For additional information, please contact:
Computer Aided Drafting
Career and Technical Education Division
Donald W. Reynolds Center for Technology 113A
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-4272

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