Earn a Computer Aided Design Certificate

The Computer Aided Design certificate teaches cutting-edge technologies and design principles required to enter the workforce.

Blue Ridge CTC’s Computer Aided Design (CAD) certificate program offers students practical academic training to learn technical skills for opportunities in CAD and related fields.

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Why Earn a Computer Aided Design Certificate

With the Computer Aided Design certificate, students develop skills to use computer systems for design creation, modification, analysis, or optimization. The program allows students to:

    • Receive hands-on training to operate CAD software.
    • Improve design quality, communications via documentation, and create a manufacturing database.
    • Gain exposure in 3D modeling.
    • Build a solid base to enter the design and construction workforce in just one-year.


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Interested in learning CAD software for creating technical drawings? The Computer-aided Drafting and Design program helps students demonstrate in-demand designing skills using state-of-art CAD software.

This program teaches students to build skills for design, learn business information modeling, and demonstrate safe handling of 3D modeling equipment.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With our CAD certificate program, students receive hands-on instructions from industry-certified experts in high-quality technical drawing and design.

Throughout the coursework, students learn core concepts of CAD drafting such as CAD applications, CAD applications lab, introduction to civil CAD lab, building information modeling, and more. Our Computer-Aided Drafting and Design certificate allows students to:

    • Identify equipment used in surveying and Civil CAD.
    • Develop a strong understanding of various graphics and diagrams in CAD projects.
    • Learn and understand GIS (geographic information system).
    • Develop commercial and residential building models using 3D modeling software.

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Here is what the learners have to share about their experiences after earning the Computer Aided Design certificate.

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Worried About Financing? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
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    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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With a one-year economical and flexible Computer-aided Design and Drafting Certificate program, students obtain foundation knowledge to pursue jobs in areas of mechanical design, architecture, mechanical design, civil design, surveying, or geographic information systems.

The Blue Ridge CTC Computer Aided Design program develops real-world skills through hands-on training and expert guidance from qualified faculty.

With our computer aided design program, students learn core concepts of technical drawing and design. The program develops skills required to operate CAD software and 3D modeling equipment and implement classroom teachings in real work scenarios.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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