Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology

Degree: A.T.

Millersville University's Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology is accredited by The Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) and provides students with practical applications of theoretical principles for both mechanical and architectural design.

Why Study This Program?

Millersville University's Computer-Aided Drafting and Design concentration, within Applied Engineering and Technology Management, is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical skill in drafting and design. In addition, there is 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.

Graduates of the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design concentration are prepared to use multiple CADD based software systems, apply theoretical principles of mechanical and architectural design and solve complex design problems. Typical entry-level professions include....

  • Industrial/Product Designer
  • CADD Management
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Residential Designer
  • Industrial Sales & Support

What Will You Learn?

Students will enjoy a blend of theoretical, technical and hands-on education, become highly competent in multiple industry standard CADD software applications and create excellent employment opportunities in various engineering industries. Required Classes include Energy, Power, and Transportation Systems, Production Materials and Processes, Drafting Communications, Descriptive Geometry, Computer-Aided Engineering Drawing, Machine Tool Design and more.

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, and residential design. Faculty work to ensure the student receives the best possible learning experience. In addition, there are four separate laboratory facilities dedicated to the CADD program including a drafting communication lab, advanced CADD and rapid prototyping lab, innovation laboratory and general CADD lab.