Help clients bring their building and design ideas to the life as a CAD design architectural specialist. This program will teach you the essential elements of computer aided drafting and design using computer software. You’ll learn how to create drawings and blueprints for buildings and how to successfully present your designs to clients. The possibilities in CAD really are as endless as your creativity! In this career one day you might work with clients to design a detailed building and the next day you could find yourself helping a business owner maximize the space they have for equipment in a commercial building.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting and Design
Drawing and Document Management
Principles of CAD Design
Material and Equipment Specifications
Architecture Computer Aided Drafting and Design
Presentation Graphics Animation
CAD Architectural Level I
CAD Architectural Level II
CAD Architectural Level III
CAD Architectural Level IV
CAD Architectural Level V
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 4
Workplace Documents – 4
Graphic Literacy – 4
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).