Computer Aided Design

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Looking to pursue a degree in engineering, product design or manufacturing? Consider a degree in computer-aided design (CAD). CAD is an advanced product development tool that automates numerous complex design tasks. Used in the manufacturing field, CAD enables engineers, designers, and technicians to develop new products quickly and precisely. Traditional technical drawing theory and practices are used in conjunction with the most up-to-date CAD applications, rapid prototyping machines, modeling simulators, and other high-tech commodities.

The CAD program at Elgin Community College provides you with the technical expertise to pursue career opportunities in engineering, product design, manufacturing and much more.

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Program Highlights

Prepare for Immediate Employment

Associate of Applied Science

Basic Certificate

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