Sauk Valley Community College

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(H68) Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting Technician

College Catalog - H68

Program Description

(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 current tuition and fee rates and estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 38 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition and Fees $4,139.00 $11,093.00 $12,081.00
Course Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Room and Board $10,125.00 $10,125.00 $10,125.00
Books and Supplies $1,865.08 $1,865.08 $1,865.08
Total $16,129.08 $23,083.08 $24,071.08