At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.
Majors & Programs
Computer Aided Design Program
What is Computer Aided Design Program?
Computer aided design (CAD) is the technology used to prepare technical drawings and plans for building everything from manufactured products such as toys, toasters, industrial machinery and spacecraft to structures such as houses, office buildings and oil and gas pipelines. CAD drawings provide visual guidelines, show the technical details of the products and structures, and specify dimensions, materials and procedures. CAD systems create and store drawings electronically that can then be viewed, printed, or programmed directly into automated manufacturing systems. People who produce technical drawings with CAD require the knowledge of traditional drafters in addition to their CAD skills.
Mechanical ability and visual aptitude are important for anyone in CAD. You should be capable of performing detailed work accurately in a timely manner. Good interpersonal skills are also important because you will work closely with engineers, surveyors, architects, and other professionals. Artistic ability is helpful in some specialized fields, as is knowledge of manufacturing and construction methods.
The UC Clermont CAD program is designed to open doors for you to a drafting career in general manufacturing, architecture, electronics and computers, as well as in more technical areas such as aerospace engineering and machine tool design.
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UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
The UC Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. Class sizes are small and personal interaction with instructors is common, creating an ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge and our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
If you would like information on becoming an American Design & Drafting Association certified drafter, visit their website at adda.org.
The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their classes.
Freshman Admission Requirements
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
We recommend a basic understanding of drafting. You will also find mechanical experience and blueprint reading helpful.
UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. We accept applications all year long and you may start any semester. We recommend that you apply at least 10 weeks prior to your desired attendance. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Computer Aided Design Program
Full-Time Program Duration
UC Clermont & UC East
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103