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Computer-Aided Design and Drafting

A career in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) can take many directions. CAD is an integral part of any design team, whether in architectural, engineering, construction or manufacturing environments. Designers and drafters create the plans (blueprints) to turn ideas into reality.
Francis Tuttle's CAD program starts with the foundation of engineering principles and progresses to more complex applications like residential and light commercial architecture and civil and mechanical uses.
As a nationally recognized leader in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) education, our program offers training on state-of-the-art equipment in the following software applications: AutoCAD; Autodesk vertical applications; SolidWorks; and Microsoft Office Professional, including MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Who Can Attend
High school juniors, High school seniors, Adults
Employment Opportunities
Aeronautical Engineering, Aircraft Companies, Architectural Firms, Automotive Manufacturers, Civil Engineering Firms, Communications Industry, Computer Design Firms, Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, Design Firms, Electrical Engineering Firms, Entertainment Industry, Equipment Manufacturers, Facilities Management, Fashion Design Industry, Federal Aviation Administration, Furniture Design Industry, GIS Industry, Governmental Agencies, Home Builders, Home Design Firms, Home Improvement Companies, Interior Design Industry, Landscape Design, Machine Shops, Mapping Industry, Mechanical Engineering Firms, Millwork Shops, Municipal Engineering Departments, Municipal Planning Departments, Oil Companies, Parks and Recreation, Product Design Firms, Prototype Shops, Software Development, Textile Industry, Utility Companies
Occupational Characteristics
CAD professionals work in office environments in corporate settings or small businesses. Work often involves sitting for long periods.
For Success in this Career You Should Have
Strong reading and math skills, Ability to communicate in a professional manner and to establish rapport with clients and colleagues, Ability to manage projects and tasks and meet deadlines, Ability to work independently and as a team member, Willingness to adapt to new technologies and methods for performing work
Location(s) and Times
Portland Campus, Bruce Gray Center
Reno Campus, Kay Martin Center
Daytime classes
2 sessions:
8:00 am - 10:55 am and 12:30 pm - 3:25 pm
High school students and part-time adults enroll in either the AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.
Evening classes
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, two nights per week
Evening classes are only available at the Portland campus. Only adult students will be enrolled in evening classes.

Contact Info

Main Number
7:30am - 8:30pm


Attendance Numbers
Portland - 405.717.4304
Reno - 405.717.4646
Rockwell - 405.717.4206

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