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Computer-Aided Design

Associate of Applied Science

The Computer-Aided Design AAS will give you the background and CAD skills need to succeed as a CAD drafter/designers in building design, land development or mechanical/electro-mechanical design.  

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Division of Applied Technology
Dean: 520.206.7134
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7230
Program Advisor: 520.206.7265
Information Sessions

Program Information


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers:

  • Entry-level designer for manufacturing includes drafting and computer modeling for the defense industry, product design, mining, automotive, and electronics.
  • Entry-level designer for building construction includes drafting and computer modeling for architectural, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, mining, interior design.
  • Entry-level designer for land development includes drafting and computer modeling for survey, civil, transportation, utility, and landscape design.

Below are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Architectural Drafter  $52,163  
Civil Drafter $52,163
Mechanical Drafter $56,276
Electrical & Electronics Drafter $60,070

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor.

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