Computer Aided Design


Computer Aided Design is the state-of-the-art technology in fields such as industrial design and architecture. Northampton's Computer Aided Design program integrates the specialized knowledge and skills of design with the power, speed and diversity of computers using state-of-the-industry CAD software. This program will prepare you for a variety of positions or offer you valuable training to stay competitive if you are already employed within the field.

As a student in our program, you will learn computer aided design layout and 3D solid modeling definition. You will also gain the knowledge of design and drafting needed for multiple disciplines, including mechanical, civil, architectural and electrical engineering and design.

Most major courses are offered during the day in the fall and spring. All other courses are offered both day and evening.


Courses offer a mix of classroom lecture and hands-on experience in the Computer Aided Design Lab. This well-rounded education will prepare you for a position in today's engineering office environment where CAD and computer skills are essential.

As a graduate of Northampton's program, you will be qualified for employment as an entry-level mechanical designer, design drafter, CAD operator or CAD Technician. Professionals in Northampton's placement and counseling offices, as well as instructors within the program, will assist you in meeting your employment and career goals.

If you are a student from an area vocational-technical school, you may receive advanced placement for work completed at the vocational-technical school. If you have had previous related experience, you may challenge some of the introductory courses, and receive credit.

Computer Aided Design Programs

Computer Aided Design, Associate in Applied Science

Computer Aided Drafting Fundamentals, Specialized Diploma

Computer Aided Design, Certificate