Computer-Aided Drafting & Design
The Paula and Jim Henry Innovations Center at Midland College is a technology learning space which allows students the opportunity to collaborate, tinker, learn, design, and make using a variety of tools and materials. An idea can be developed from conception to creation using the tools provided in the center including: 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser engraving, CNC milling, vinyl cutting, and more.
Industry Standard Software
AutoCAD, Inventor, Civil 3D, Revit Architecture, AutoCAD Architecture, 3ds Max, and
Dimension Elite 3D printer, Makerbot 5th Generation 3D printer, Sense 3D scanner,
Epilog Helix CO2 laser engraver, Roland MDX50 CNC Mill, Roland GS-24 vinyl cutter,
Stahls vinyl heat press, HTC Vive VR system
No Purchase Necessary
Students are NOT required to purchase their own computer or software. The Midland College Computer Graphics labs are equipped with high-end computers and the same software used throughout the computer graphics industry.
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Pursuing a CADD degree will provide marketable skills in these areas:
- Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information
- Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- Speaking – Talking to others
- Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers
- Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Earning an AAS degree in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design leads to a variety of career opportunities in the following fields such as:
- Architectural Drafting/Design
- Pipe/Plant Drafting/Design
- Mechanical Drafting/Design
- Civil Drafting/Design
- Survey Drafting
- Well Planning
- Animation Development
- Interior Design
- Engineering Technician
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), drafters generally complete a technical program, with an associate degree being the most common. The BLS notes there will be a 7% growth in drafter employment between 2016 and 2026. Growth does vary by specialty and region.
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How to Apply
- Login to your My MC Portal
- Click the Students tab
- Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
- Under Log In, provide your Social Security Number and password. If you do not have
a password, click the "First Time User" link at the bottom-right and follow prompts.
For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships
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If the students FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student
must fill out the FAFSA application first and once processed, will be able to complete
the general scholarship application.
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