Computer Aided Design Technology


The mission of the Computer Aided Design Technology Program is to provide competency-based training of the highest quality through traditional and distance instructional delivery systems that will qualify individuals for employment in the drafting field.

The Computer Aided Design Technology Program emphasizes a combination of theory and practical applications that are necessary for successful employment. Practically everything that is built requires a plan. Whether it is a part of a car, machine tools, or a house, the object requires working drawings for the builder, machinist, or engineer. The drafter plays a key role in translating the ideas of engineers/designers to paper through the use of computer-aided design programs.

During the trimester, student requests will be responded to within a 24-hour period.

Schedule: Thursdays, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Night, Online
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,248.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $478.50

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Assistant Drafter432Certificate
Detail Drafter864Certificate
Residential Architecture Drafter1728Diploma
Mechanical Drafter1728Diploma
Drafting & CAD Technician1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Murfreesboro Campus (Main)
1303 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Job Duties

Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 1,110

Current job openings per year: 120


American Design & Drafting Association (ADDA)

Books and Supplies Lists


Corey McKnight
Corey McKnight
615-898-8010 Ext.134

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