Career Certificate

Start drafting your future

With a Certificate in AutoCAD, use computer-aided design software to leave your mark on the world. You can enter the workforce in an entry-level drafting position or earn a promotion. Course work such as labs, lectures and reading assignments cover:

  • using AutoCAD to complete drawing sets
  • choosing appropriate drawing tools for each design to increase productivity
  • measuring and reading dimensions using scales

What can you do with a Certificate in AutoCAD?

With this certificate you have the opportunity to take an entry level position in any drafting field. You can work in architectural fields that use Revit software or for yourself as an independent contractor.

Depending on your current education and experience your role could be:

  • entry-level CAD technician – Revit
  • entry-level mechanical drafter/designer
  • entry-level drafter


  • WIOA Program

  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 4 Months

    Full-time students finish in 4 months.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CAD 110 3
    CAD 117 3
    CAD 111 4
    • Course Code CAD 110
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CAD 117
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CAD 111
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights

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*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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CAD-Drafting Technology at CLC

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A certificate in AutoCAD is just one possible way to study CAD Drafting Technology. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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