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Rochester Community and Technical College

Computer Aided Drafting y g o l o n h c e T Careers mechanical design

Computer Aided Drafting Technology Dream It - Mechanical Drafting | Design It - 3D Software | Make It - Prototyping RCTC’s Computer Aided Drafting Technology (CAD) major is designed to prepare students for a technical career using Computer Aided Drafting tools and techniques. CAD drafters turn concepts, ideas, and rough sketches into mechanical prints then “prototypes” or finished parts can be fabricated, designed or repaired. The core content of the CAD program is “hands on” drafting and design using CAD in a state of the art facility featuring the latest release of SolidWorks. Median Stage Wage: Median stage wage for a CAD Drafter is $24.95 / hour. More wage information can be found at Employment Outlook: The employment outlook in this field is on the rise in Minnesota and especially in southwestern Minnesota. Common Knowledge and Interests: If you are mechanically inclined and like taking things apart or figuring out how things work, this is the career for you. Drafters work with customers and coworkers in an office environment using a CAD workstation. Accuracy, creativity, and attention to details are a must. The Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) Grant is available for a limited time to qualifying women interested in pursuing careers in welding, precision manufacturing technology (PMT), computer aided drafting (CAD), and other qualifying fields. For more information contact Workforce Development at 507.292.5176 or

851 30th Avenue SE | Rochester, MN 55904 | 1.800.247.1296 | 507.285.7557 | | RCTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer/educator.

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