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Computer Aided Drafting (WATC)

Location:  UAFS campus
Options: Afternoon


Students who enter the Computer-Aided Design (CAD, also called Computer-Aided Drafting) program develop the skills and software knowledge to succeed in the rapidly changing fields of architecture and many types of engineering, such as mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering. Students learn both 2D and 3D drafting/modeling packages as well as the critical thinking skills that help them function effectively in a wide variety of employment opportunities, from architectural offices to consulting engineering to manufacturing. You will use the latest versions of the most popular software packages used in these areas and also will have the opportunity to take certification exams to highlight your skills to employers.

CAD can be a lucrative and satisfying choice for students looking to combine technical aptitude with an interest in technology and real-world design.

Career Titles: Architectural Drafter/Designer, Civil Drafter, Mechanical Drafter, Drafting Technician
Industry: Architecture, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Consulting Engineering
Outlook: 4 percent growth Arkansas Median Wage: $44,750

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Fall Semester
First Year
Spring Semester
First Year
Fall Semester
Second Year
Spring Semester
Second Year
Engineering Graphics I Applied CAD Techniques Architectural CAD CAD Model & Render Enhancement
CAD Level I Parametric Modeling Digital Design Civil Drafting
CAD Studies I CAD Studies II CAD Studies III CAD Studies IV


Sample schedule only. Actual schedules may vary.


Credentials students can potentially earn while in WATC:

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Graphic Technology
  • Technical Certificate in Computer Graphic Technology

Degree options to complete at UAFS:

Associate of Science in Computer Graphic Technology