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Sauk Academic programs

Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting Technician

(H68) Certificate

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

Work and Employment

Computer-aided design systems can be used for the production of draft documents in a wide variety of fields. These fields can range from manufacturing to civil engineering, to structural engineering and even electrical and electronics engineering. All of these fields require that the worker be skilled, precise, efficient, knowledgeable and timely. All of these factors are covered in classroom lectures as well as extensive laboratory exercises.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Counseling Office, 815/835-6208;

In addition to the 18 credit hours of courses taken for completion of the Basic Computer-Aided Drafting Technician Certificate, the students must complete the following courses.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2016-17 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 38 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $4,218.00 $12,160.00 $13,186.00
Fees $448.00 $448.00 $448.00
Course Fees * $260.00 * $260.00 * $260.00
Total Tuition and Fees $4,926.00 $12,868.00 $13,894.00

* 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.