Program Information

 If you’re a detail-oriented and creative worker interested in architecture, building materials, and construction methods, you might be interested in a career in computer-aided drafting. These programs will prepare you to be a drafting technician in many facets of the technical drawing and solid modeling design fields. Learn both conventional drafting methods and computer-aided drafting systems such as AutoCAD, MicroStation, ArcGIS, and SolidWorks.The one-year certificate program constitutes the first year of the two-year degree without Physical Education and College Seminar.

Upon completion of the two-year program, students should be competent in all of the following areas:

  • Understand with common applications computer-aided drafting technology
  • Ability to enter the field of computer-aided drafting
  • Complete drawings using standard CAD techniques
  • Successfully interact with others through drawings and other technical means.
  • Communicate effectively
  • Ability to quantitatively analyze common CAD problems.
  • Demonstrate information literacy

See semester-by-semester degree plan.

Career opportunities 

  • Engineering technician
  • CAD designer
  • Junior engineer
  • Architectural drafter
  • Mechanical drafter
  • Civil drafter
  • CNC machine tool programmer

Internship opportunities 

  • In-class projects with local engineering consulting firms
  • City of Utica Engineering Department
  • New York State Department of Transportation

Contact us to learn more:

Brian Judycki, Professor

Program Coordinator

WH 152, Utica Campus

Phone: 315-792-5313