Art, Design & Architecture
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Computer Assisted Drafting and AutoCAD

A degree or certification in Computer Assisted Drafting and AutoCAD can fast-track you into the world of architecture, design, and engineering, paving the way for a successful career upon graduation.

Types of Degrees

Computer Assisted Drafting and AutoCAD students can pursue a certificate program, associate degree (2 years), or bachelor's degree (4 years). Each individual student's desired job post-grad, be it as a drafter, architect, or interior designer, oftentimes determines the level of education pursued. Drafters typically need the only certification in AutoCAD to gain employment while architects and interior designers typically require at least a bachelor's degree.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required for almost any degree or certification course, with a strong academic background in math and science coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Scores from college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT are often required for degree programs. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Computer Assisted Drafting and AutoCAD Certification or Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree or certification in Computer Assisted Drafting and AutoCAD include:

  • Drafter
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Drafter was $56,830 in 2019 (1), while Architects earned $80,750 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen but depending on geographical location and the employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.