Business, Technology and the Arts


Mark Voisinet
Program Coordinator
Location: C-152
Phone: 716-614-6861

Computer Aided Drafting, Certificate


Drafting is a vital skill in our increasingly technical society. The NCCC program has placed 96 percent of its graduates in related areas of employment for over 40 years. The implementation of computer aided drafting and design (CADD) has greatly enhanced career opportunities.

Persons with the ability to use CADD, coupled with the appropriate technical theory and application, will be able to pursue a career with greater potential concentrating in design rather than basic drafting or as a CADD operator.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • Learning the fundamental principles of drafting to help the student develop the tools and skills required to compete in the workplace.
  • Developing the sense of responsibility and self-discipline required to compete in the workplace.
  • Fostering the ability to use creative decision-making and problem-solving skills as part of the design process.

Gainful Employment Outlook and Costs

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The Computer Aided Drafting program can be completed in nine months (one academic year). All courses are directly related to the career. The program will expose students to drafting, emphasizing CADD as it relates to mechanical, civil and piping. The program is broad-based so that the preparation will allow students to advance in the field as technical designers. Upon completion of the certificate, students may additionally elect to complete studies at the associate degree level.