CAD First Step

Explore a career in CAD and earn a CAD First Step certificate by completing this course.

What does a CAD Drafter/Technician do?

A CAD Drafter or CAD Technician uses Computer Aided Design software to convert the designs of engineers or architects into technical drawings. They typically work full-time in an office setting. CAD careers are common in Construction, Architecture, and Manufacturing.

What skills are required?

  • Technical Skills (Computer Aided Design Software)
  • Mathematical calculations
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal and professional skills

Education Requirements

Some CAD Drafters earn an Associates or Bachelors Degree, while some employers offer training on the job. Training programs such as apprenticeships are most common in Manufacturing. Education requirements vary depending on the industry.

How much does a CAD Technician/Drafter get paid?

The median annual salary for a CAD Technician or Drafter is $57,960.

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Course Includes

  • 3 Lessons
  • 13 Topics
  • 4 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate