Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Computer Aided Design and Drafting

CAD technicians help turn ideas into reality by producing renderings and drawings for architects and engineers.

Note: As we continue to monitor and adjust our schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot guarantee immediate placement into a program for adult students. There is a waitlist for those who are not immediately placed.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) is an integral part of any design team, whether in architectural, engineering, construction, or manufacturing environments. CAD Software is used to aid the drafter in producing output from the computer. Drafters may produce 2D or 3D data as well as printed drawings to turn their ideas into reality.  Francis Tuttle’s CAD program starts with principles of engineering, math, geometry, and AutoCAD and progresses to more complex applications like architecture, civil, mechanical, and additive manufacturing.

 

Campus

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, GIS Industry, Governmental Agencies, Home Builders, Home Design Firms, Home Improvement Companies, Interior Design Industry, Landscape Design, Mechanical Engineering Firms, Municipal Engineering Departments, Municipal Planning Departments, Oil Companies, Product Design Firms, Prototype Shops, Software Development, Textile Industry, Utility Companies

Computer Aided Design and Drafting Majors

About this Occupation

Computer-aided design students start with principles of engineering, math, geometry, and AutoCAD, and progress to more complex applications like architecture, civil, mechanical, and additive manufacturing, to prepare for a variety of projects.

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Sean Brockwell

Computer Aided Design and Drafting instructor

Sean Brockwell teaches Computer Aided Design and Drafting at the Portland campus. He earned a certificate of completion from Francis Tuttle’s CADD program and an Associate in Applied Science degree at Oklahoma City Community College. He previously worked as an Audio Video/Architectural Solutions Specialist at Workspace Solutions Inc. (dba Scott Rice) in Oklahoma City, and as owner/operator of Brock Industries, LLC.

Jeremiah Cook

Computer Aided Design instructor

Jeremiah Cook teaches Computer Aided Drafting and Design at the Reno Campus. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Trade and Industrial Education at the University of Central Oklahoma and an Associate of Science in Computer Aided Technology at Oklahoma City Community College. Jeremiah was named the Oklahoma Career and Technical Education New Teacher of the Year in 2012. As a former student of the Francis Tuttle CAD program, he was also a National SkillsUSA Technical Drafting winner. He is also the Oklahoma Trade and Industrial Education Association Past President.

Linda Lancaster

Computer Aided Design and Drafting instructor

Linda Lancaster teaches Computer Aided Design and Drafting in the evening at the Portland campus. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Trade and Industrial Education at the University of Central Oklahoma, where she was named Outstanding Student in the School of Education. Linda was honored by Autodesk Corporation for Outstanding Performance in Instructional Quality in 1994, 1995 and 1996, and in 2003, she was recognized by SkillsUSA for outstanding contributions to the national organization. Linda previously worked as a computer graphic artist at McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) Aircraft Company before being named the first CADD instructor at Francis Tuttle in 1988.