Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
Build a robot! Take the engineering CAD technology AAS degree for a solid understanding of CAD (computer-aided design). Build a robot as course work and compete in Lake Superior College’s Robot Wars! Along the way, you’ll learn about CAD and how it applies to engineering and manufacturing. We’ll teach you CAD 2D and 3D software programs and provide hands-on machine shop and welding experiences. As a CAD student, you’ll learn how to take a design from concept to initial design to prototype, to final product. Many CAD students find employment even before completing their program. They finish their second year of schooling while getting paid for the skills they previously learned.View Catalog or Request Info
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The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.Program Guide
Skills & Knowledge
- Autodesk Inventor
- Electrical/electronic drawings
- Industrial piping layouts
- Fluid power drawings
- Jig and fixture design
Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.
The CAD degree may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- Drafting engineer
- CAD designer
- CAD draftsman
- Blueprint engineer
- Commercial drafter
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