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Computer Aided Design/Architectural Drafting

Behind every home, skyscraper and bridge are architects and architectural drafters. As a student in the Westwood College computer-aided design/architectural drafting degree program, you will use computer software to create the plans and drawings used to construct buildings. You will also develop a professional CAD degree portfolio that will help you stand out when interviewing with employers.

CAD degree program features include:

  • Courses that help prepare you for industry-relevant Autodesk certifications* such as AutoCAD®, Revit® and 3ds Max®
  • Construction design training in Revit®, a premiere Building Information Modeling (BIM) software that enables users to put buildings together in a virtual world
  • The creation of a professional portfolio to demonstrate your architectural design degree skills to potential employers

AutoDesk AutoCAD®and REVIT® Training

The Computer Aided Design/Architectural Drafting degree program at Westwood College includes training courses that help prepare you for Autodesk certification tests*, including AutoCAD® certification and Revit® certification. Autodesk AutoCAD® and Autodesk Revit® are computer-aided drafting programs used for creating 3D models, design drawings and construction documents used in construction and engineering projects, and are the most-widely used CAD programs worldwide. Due to their widespread adoption in relevant industries, there is broad demand for drafting technicians who are trained and certified in Autodesk AutoCAD® and Autodesk Revit®.

Autodesk Revit® and Autodesk AutoCAD® training courses at Westwood College can help prepare you for careers in architectural drafting, civil drafting and other related computer-aided design careers as part of the larger associate degree program. Westwood's faculty of trained professionals can help you prepare for certification and build your portfolio.

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Computer Aided Design/Architectural Drafting Degree at Westwood College
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A computer aided design/architectural drafting degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
  • Computer Aided Design I & II
  • Residential Construction I & II
  • Commercial Construction I & II
  • Green Building Trends and Technology
  • Digital Walkthrough and Visualization
  • CAD Portfolio Review
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
  • Apply skills essential to success within the field of computer-aided drafting and design
  • Demonstrate an understanding of both commercial and residential architectural concepts and principles
Locations offering this degree:*

Anaheim Campus - Anaheim, CA
Inland Empire Campus - Upland, CA
Los Angeles Campus - Los Angeles, CA
South Bay Campus - Torrance, CA

Atlanta Campus - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Northlake Campus - Atlanta, GA

Aurora Campus - Aurora, CO
Denver North Campus - Denver, CO

Chicago Loop Campus - Chicago, IL
DuPage Campus - Woodridge, IL
O'Hare Airport Campus - Chicago, IL
River Oaks Campus - Calumet City, IL

Online Campus

Where could your Computer Aided Design/Architectural Drafting Degree take you?

Our computer aided design/architectural drafting program provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career as a drafter. Our faculty of professionals with experience in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you’ll use in your career as a commercial or residential designer. Take a look at a few of the career fields that may be available to graduates of this program:*

  • Architectural drafting
  • Civil drafting
  • Computer-aided design
Thank you for your interest. Westwood College is no longer accepting new enrollments.

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