Want to become a CAD-BIM Specialist?
The rapidly evolving field of technology has had a dramatic impact on the architectural/engineering professions. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) / Building Information Modeling (BIM) specialists take designs from engineers and architects and convert them into plans needed for construction.
The trend is moving towards building actual prototypes you can touch and feel. This is known as CAM or Computer-Aided Manufacturing. Most workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use CAD to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Architectural and Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science degree takes approximately two years of full-time study and is designed to develop qualified technicians for the field of engineering. This can also be pursued part-time. The technician serves as an important link between the engineering professional and the skilled trades person in the design, construction, and operation of engineering projects.
Graduates will have the skills and specialized knowledge for employment as highly-trained architectural drafts-persons; managers for the construction industry; technicians for construction projects, such as highway, bridge, dam, commercial, and residential construction; and other related occupations in a highly active industry.
Career Studies Certificate
The CAD Specialist Career Studies Certificate was created to meet the contemporary graphic
needs of architectural and industrial design firms. This program provides the student with thorough training in two- and three-dimensional computer graphics, including studies in visualization and animation.
*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition