Degrees & Certificates

Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Certificate of Achievement


CAD designers and drafters influence the development of most products we use in our daily lives, which makes this a consistently strong profession to work in.

The education you’ll get from the state-of-the-art curriculum in Waubonsee’s Computer Aided Design Program includes work with the industry’s leading software.

Classes are taught by faculty with decades of active, real-world experience, and they care for the success of each individual student—which means you can get the knowledge you need for the career you want. 

Studying Computer Aided Design at Waubonsee


Waubonsee’s well-equipped learning labs are high-tech settings for students to study everything from basic drafting to rapid prototyping and reverse engineering. Students learn 2-D, 3-D, and solid modeling using Autodesk products such as AutoCAD 2-D, 3-D, Inventor and Revit. SolidWorks is used to teach modeling and parametric design.

Our commitment extends beyond the classroom, too: Waubonsee boasts strong relationships with industry partners that enable students to complete internships and start working in specific areas of emphasis or concentration that most appeal to you.

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Costs and Payments


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Working in Computer Aided Design

Waubonsee prepares CAD students to work in many tech-forward industries, including aerospace, architecture, automotive, energy, manufacturing, packaging and more—or students can continue their education toward a bachelor's degree.

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Career Prospects

Interested in a career in Computer Aided Design and Drafting? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.



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Professional licensure and certification requirements

Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. At this time, Waubonsee Community College cannot confirm if programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet the prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Illinois. Please consult the Licensure Requirements by State and Program table for a full list of states.