College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
AutoCAD operators start at $34,000 and can earn up to $52,000 depending on field and experience.
|Financial Assistance is available for this program|
|WIA Funding Available
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AutoCAD Operators provide drafting, scheduling, cost, procurement, surveying, data collection, design, writing and other assistance to engineering professionals.
Using software to effect the design, the CAD operator will provide 3D models that can provide visual impact to a presentation for a new product. Along with the models, the AutoCAD operator may also create detailed drawings and blueprints that aid in the manufacturing process, as well as spark some marketing ideas for the new product. Modern computer-aided design methods can provide designs in a relatively short period of time.
There are a number of industries that benefit from the services of a CAD operator. CAD operators can be employed in the basic design phase, as well as in the preparation of presentation models and even in creating the blueprints that are used for construction. Common applications for the profession of computer aided design include mechanical engineering, garden and landscape design, and lighting systems for public and private buildings.
|DFT 5100 Introduction to Auto CAD||45.5|
|DFT 5200 Advanced AutoCAD||45.5|
Did you know there are opportunities to advance your career by earning a certificate, or an associate’s degree at CSM?
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Administrative Assistant/Web Management Specialist
Opportunities should be best for individuals with at least two years of postsecondary training in drafting. Overall employment is projected to grow more slowly than average, but growth will vary by specialty.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics