Engineering CAD Technology

at Hennepin Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 64
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Engineering CAD Technology diploma is designed for students seeking a career in the design and development of manufactured products. Engineering CAD Technicians are specialists in translating the rough sketches, layouts and written specifications of the engineer or more senior designer into a drawing showing complete details and specifications. For nearly every type of fabricated products, from a light fixture to a motorcycle, or a computer monitor to a bridge, a design technician is needed to detail the entire project and its component parts. Strength calculations, product reliability, computer aided design (CAD) and specifications, and cost of materials may also be the responsibilities of the person trained in the occupation.

Program Locations

  • Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park 55445
  • Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie 55347

Labor Market Information

  • Architectural and Civil Drafters
  • Median wage:$23.76/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Electrical and Electronics Drafters
  • Median wage:$26.07/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Mechanical Drafters
  • Median wage:$26.94/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 Local: (952) 995-1300 Email: info@hennepintech.edu