Degrees & Certificates

CAD—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.

Find Your Future at our CTE Event

CAD Showcase

Tuesday, October 9 • 4:30-5:30 p.m.

This in-depth overview session includes a facility tour and faculty talks, along with information focused on program admission requirements and career prospects.

Reserve Your Spot Today!

Studying Computer Aided Design at Waubonsee

Sugar Grove Open House - April 6

Come visit when the entire campus is full of activities! Explore signature academic programs, with a focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics).

Meet faculty and students, attend free presentations on choosing a major and paying for college — all while enjoying free food truck treats!


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.

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.

Meet Your Faculty


View a listing of faculty members in this program.


Costs and Payments


Learn how affordable your dreams can be at Waubonsee.



Gainful Employment

View information on costs, financing options and program length in weeks for our Advanced Computer Aided Design Certificate and our Computer Aided Drafting Certificate.