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Basic Computer-Aided Drafting Technician**

(H67) Certificate

This program is intended to prepare CAD operators for immediate employment by providing the basic computer-aided drafting skills and comprehensive knowledge necessary to seek employment in design related jobs such as CAD technicians. In addition to extensive hands-on CAD training, a student will become familiar with various foundation courses in mathematics and sciences that will be required of a CAD drafter.

Work and Employment

Computer-aided design systems produce images on high resolution monitors instead of drawing boards. These designs can be rotated, seen from any angle, magnified as needed, and even viewed in three dimensions. Any needed changes can be made simply by entering new information into the computer in a fraction of the time required to redo a drawing on paper. In some cases, the design may never be placed on paper. It may be stored electronically, or in some factories may be used to guide automatic machinery.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354.


Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2019-20 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 18 credit hours.

Tuition $2,376.00 $6,084.00 $6,750.00
Fees $252.00 $252.00 $252.00
Course Fees * $156.00 * $156.00 * $156.00
Total Tuition and Fees $2,784.00 $6,492.00 $7,158.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.