Computer-Aided Drafting & Design

Midland College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree and two certificates in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD).

The program includes training in advanced technologies including additive manufacturing (3D printing), subtractive manufacturing (CNC milling), laser engraving, 3D scanning and more. In addition, we offer courses in advanced software including AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, Revit, Civil 3D, Inventor, 3dsMax, CADWorx Plant, P&ID, and Equipment, Carlson, and more.

Students will receive the technical training necessary to choose a drafting/design career in the fields of architecture, construction, civil / surveying, manufacturing, and engineering. This program provides a strong academic and technical base, giving the graduate the needed skills and knowledge for immediate employment and the foundation for professional growth. Additionally, students will learn about solid and parametric modeling using advanced computer-aided drafting and design techniques, including 2D and 3D design.


Computer graphics student using computer for design 'Outer Space' image, from Computer Graphics student's project Computer graphics student using 3D printining techn ology


Program Details

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 Intergraph CADWorx


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.

'Futuristic City' image from project by Computer Graphics student

"City of Coruscant"
by Sean Chaney

'Room Design' image from project by Computer Graphics student "Architectural Project"
by Steven Alexander
'Alien Invasion' image from project by Computer Graphics student "Day 1"
by Blake Moore


Watch Class Projects by MC Computer Drafting Students

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How to Apply

  1. Login to your My MC Portal
  2. Click the Students tab
  3. Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
  4. 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 page.

General Scholarships

Missing the "Financial Aid Portal" link?

To have access to the Financial Aid portal and apply for scholarships, the student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid.

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.

FAFSA Information

Computer Graphics technicians work with engineers, architects and/or designers to prepare detail and assembly drawings for a wide variety of manufacturing and construction projects.

This program prepares students for careers in the fields of mechanical drafting, process piping drafting, structural and architectural drafting, mapping/topographical drafting, and technical animation as well as many other fields.

The computer graphics industry is an extremely versatile field. Graduates have accepted employment with the following:

  • Aerospace Companies
  • Commercial and Residential Architecture Companies
  • Civil Engineering and Surveying Companies
  • Structural and Mechanical Engineering Companies
  • Oil and Gas Companies

After completing the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Graphics degree, students have the skills to work in a variety of fields including:

  • Architectural Drafting and Design
  • Machine Drafting and Design
  • Topographical Drafting
  • Process Pipe Drafting and Design
  • General 3D Modeling
  • Rapid Prototyping

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.



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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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