Computer-Aided Drafting & Design

Program Goals

Computer-aided drafting and design encompasses far more than the ability to use software. Graduates demonstrate a high level of problem-solving ability in the practical application of theoretical principles for both mechanical and architectural design.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Applied Engineering and Technology Management

The Computer-Aided Drafting and Design concentration is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical skill in drafting and design. This option provides experiences in drafting and design in addition to advanced work in the areas of technical freehand drawing, design methodology, design for manufacture, technical illustration, and rendering using computer-aided drafting systems. All courses feature practical laboratory experiences allowing students to work with equipment, materials, and processes that will lead to successful careers in the drafting/design field.

Click here to view a typical 4-year program of study. This is provided for reference only. You will work closely with your advisor to determine the best way for you to complete your degree.


Associate of Technology (A.T.)

Applied Engineering and Technology

The Computer-Aided Drafting concentration within this program provides students with the same basic technical coursework as the AETM program, but without courses in management.


Minor in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design 

Computer-Aided Drafting minor students complete 18 credits of technical courses. One of these is a foundational course in drafting and design and then students choose five technical courses from topics like production materials and processes, computer-aided engineering drawing, product design, architectural drawing, and several others.



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    Computer-Aided Drafting and Design at Millersville University.

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  • AETM Program Coordinator


    Professor Donna Painter is the program coordinator for the Applied Engineering & Technology Management program. Please email Prof. Painter if you have any questions about the AETM program, or if you would like more information.
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  • Top Three Reasons

    Top 3 Reasons to Choose
    Computer-Aided Drafting and Design at Millersville U.

    1. Enjoy a blend of theoretical, technical, and hands-on education.
    2. Become highly competent in multiple industry standard CADD software applications.
    3. Create excellent employment opportunities in various engineering industries.
  • Laboratory Facilities

    There are four separate laboratory facilities dedicated to the CADD program. Specific facilities include:

    • Drafting Communications 
    • Advanced CADD and 3D Printing 
    • Innovation
    • General CADD
  • CADD Grads May Become:
    • Industrial Designer
    • Product Designer
    • CADD Management
    • Mechanical Design Engineer
    • Residential Designer
    • Industrial Sales & Support
  • Internship Opportunities

    Students are encouraged to seek an industrial internship position to gain practical experience with industrial production procedures. CADD internships typically focus on industrial design, CADD management, mechanical design, industrial support, technical illustration, or residential design. Faculty work to ensure the student receives the best possible learning value.