A major/degree in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD is a program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings and electronic simulations in support of mechanical and industrial engineers, and related professionals.
Includes instruction in manufacturing materials and processes, mechanical drafting, electrode-mechanical drafting, basic metallurgy, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, blueprint reading, and technical communication.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD (use the College Search feature and enter "mechanical drafting" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD?
An associate major/degree will likely get your started on a career in this field. You may design layouts and plans using various mechanical tools and devices for such equipment as (but not limited to) heating/cooling systems, robotic installations, and healthcare equipment and systems.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- American Design and Drafting Association
- National Society of Professional Engineers
- American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians
Publications/Magazines in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD