The Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program teaches students entry-level design skills in five areas: manufacturing, electronics, architecture, civil engineering, and geographic information systems. The certificate program trains experienced and aspiring professionals in various engineering fields to use CAD® software to produce designs, drawings, illustrations and presentations.

Degrees & Certificates

Program Information

The CAD program is dedicated to producing work ready, entry level design technicians in the areas of civil drafting and surveying. Drawings are produced using sketching techniques and/or CAD software. Applications software used in this program includes AutoDesk® products, Arc GIS®, and Microsoft Office.

Surveying Technician

Average entry-level salary $32,645
(with Associate’s Degree)


Average entry-level salary $51,610
(with Associate’s Degree)

All data listed above incorporates Central Texas jobs and entry wages found on

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