Computer Aided Drafting and Design

The Computer Aided Drafting and Design program will prepare you for entry-level employment using the Associate of Applied Science degree plan for General Occupational Technical Studies. You may choose from a variety of engineering drafting disciplines that include: Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Civil, and/or Structural. You will learn the graphic language and drawing standards required of a skilled drafter in your chosen field of drafting while using the most advanced and widely used software today. To be a successful drafter, you should have a curiosity for how things work, patience with both the work at hand and with your fellow-employees, be a problem solver, a team player, and have a spatial aptitude. You'll work closely with engineers to develop detailed drawings and models of parts or assemblies that conform to accepted drawing or discipline standards. The CADD Program is designed to allow you great flexibility in your choice of drafting discipline through the technical electives within the third and fourth semesters. An academic plan is created for you that guides you in achieving your goals.

Available Credentials

AAS (Associate in Applied Science) - GOTS


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Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please see the general admission requirements for HCC.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

Opportunities for More Education

You can take the credits earned in the CADD certificate program and incorporate them with general education and other technical classes to receive a GOTS Associate of Applied Science degree. You may also work with four-year institutions to take your two years at HCC and your two years at the other institution (2+2) and receive a bachelor's degree.


Reggie Akpom, Program Coordinator
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Technology Center 124E
Phone: (270) 707-3896
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.