Department of Applied Computing & Electronics
The University of Montana
The Computer Aided Design (CAD) program offers graduates a pathway into professional careers as technicians in civil, mechanical, and architectural drafting. Other career opportunities exist in Geographic Information Systems, mapping, surveying, and technical design. The one year program prepares students in all the following skills as well as training in mathematics, business, and writing: graphic communications; computer-aided design and modeling systems; geographic information systems; and surveying. Graduates emerge with an understanding of how to use computer aided design software to solve real-world graphic communications problems in a team-oriented environment.
Regions throughout the Western United States continue to wrestle with issues involving new development, subdivisions, revitalization projects, appropriate land-use, transportation systems and infrastructure. The demand for a workforce educated with the technical skills to assist engineers, architects, surveyors, and land-use planners will continue. As a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) career field, individuals trained in Computer Aided Design play a critical role in designing solutions for the economic and societal well-being of our world. Academically prepared students can complete this Certificate of Applied Science program certification in one year.
Upon completion of the program, students will:
The Computer Aided Design Certificate of Applied Science is a first step for individuals interested in building a technical skill set for a career involving engineering technology.
|Program:||Computer Aided Design|
|Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP):||15.1302|
|CIP Description:||CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician|
|Level of Program:||Certificate of Applied Science|
|Program Length (months):||9|
|Related Occupations:||SOC Code|
|Architectural and Civil Drafters||17-3011.00|
|Electrical and Electronics Drafters||17-3012.00|
|Drafters, All Other||17-3019.00|
|Estimated Cost of Completing the Program||Montana Residents||Non-Residents|
|Tuition and Required Fees (attending full time in both fall and spring semesters)||$3,391||$11,077|
|Cost for Books and Supplies (estimated annual costs)||$950||$950|
|Annual Room and Board||$7,500||$7,500|
|Number of completers between July 1 , 2010 and June 30, 2011||2|
|Normal time in months to complete program||9|
|Job Placement Rate for program completers||100%|
|Job Placement Rate for program completers||Students who completed a Federal Perkins Grant Program-approved Certificate in FY2010-2011|
|What types of jobs?||Jobs in or closely-related to the field of study|
|When were they employed?||Students who were employed from October to December of the year they graduated|
|How were graduates tracked?||Student data is submitted to the US Department of Labor who then matches that information with income records from the Internal Revenue Service|
|What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to?||Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and accrediting body|
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Applied Computing & Electronics
Missoula College UM
909 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59801
Fax: (406) 243-7899