Welcome to the Computer Aided Design Web site at AACC. If you're a visual, creative problem solver looking for a practical education and career, you've come to the right place. Check out the Related Links on the right; there are examples of student work, detailed course descriptions, and how you should proceed to become a decent CAD technician!
The Computer Aided Design group is part of the Engineering Dept at AACC. We offer a 15 Credit certificate in computer-aided drafting. We have 2 complete CAD/drafting labs with extremely high-spec PCs and up-to-date CAD software (AutoCAD, Solidworks, Sketch-up). We also have a full machine lab with CNC mill, lathe, and a dimension 3D printer, which allows students to print out real working models of their creations. (All drawings in this site created by AACC students.)
Please don't hesitate to contact us at 410-777-7219 if you have any questions.
Every building, car, piece of technology (anything that’s produced) begins as a drawing. Think about that. CAD drawings can be used to build everything from manufactured products such as toys, toasters, industrial machinery, or spacecraft; to structures, such as houses, office buildings, or oil and gas pipelines. CAD technicians create the drawings that become the objects and buildings around us. They use both computer aided drafting (CAD) and freehand drafting, both of which are taught at AACC. CAD techs work with cutting edge, modern technology. It’s important to have attention to detail, patience and take pride in your work – all of which you will (hopefully) gain after taking five CAD classes at AACC.