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CADD Minor

Improve Your Employment Options

A CADD minor can only enhance your employability for many career paths. Completing the courses required for a CADD minor will enable you to use the newest technologies to draw two-and-three-dimensional engineering design models. In addition, you will learn engineering design and drafting technology concepts and be able to apply them in different projects. You can also explore to find out whether you might consider pursuing a four-year degree in Design & Drafting Technology to enhance your employment options. To see the CADD Minor requirements, click here.

 

Sample of Students’ Projects

 

 

CADD Faculty

The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention. In addition, students learn from highly knowledgeable and experienced full-time faculty members, who also provide individualized program advisement and guide students to the right path.

 

CADD Facilities

  • UCM's CADD facilities house more than 80 computers for students and are among the most technologically advanced in the Midwest
  • CADD labs are equipped with the latest workstations housing the most up-to-date software
  • CADD labs also include 3D printers with the leading-edge digital trends

Industry Partnership

Our industry partners are mostly UCM alumni who hold leadership positions at global and national engineering firms.  In addition to providing continuous support to our program, our industry partners participate in our annual advisory board meetings and contribute to collaboratively educating knowledgeable, skillful, and successful individuals.  They also provide career opportunities for our students.

Student Organizations

There are two student organizations involved in the CADD program:

American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)
Design and Drafting Student Association (DDSA)

All CADD students are encouraged to join AIBD and/or DDSA to get involved in fun and rewarding activities. Student organizations offer leadership opportunities, learning experiences, and environments to network with fellow students, faculty, and industry professionals. In fact, our AIBD student organization has been recognized as the Student Chapter of The Year for the past two consecutive years.

Program Mission and Outcomes

Design & Drafting Technology Program Mission

The mission of the Design and Drafting Technology program at the University of Central Missouri is to provide a nationally accredited program of study designed to provide the technical, managerial, and general education needs of those desiring to enter or continue in design and drafting related professional career.

Design & Drafting Technology Program Outcomes

The design & drafting technology program is designed to prepare design/drafting professionals who possess the abilities (skill and knowledge) needed to be able to function competently in a wide variety of technical, leadership, and management roles. More specifically, the graduates of this program will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  2. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; 
  3. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to design & drafting technology problems; 
  4. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined design & drafting technology problems; 
  5. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity; 
  6. knowledge of the impact of design & drafting technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  7. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team

For more information about the Design & Drafting Technology Minor, please contact our Design & Drafting Program Coordinator.

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