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Computer Aided Drafting - CAD

Concentrations within this Program
Architectural Drafting Mechanical Drafting CAD Careers in Oil & Gas

Our program’s curriculum has been shaped to produce graduates who meet the demand for skilled designers. 100% of our available Architectural grads and 95% of available Mechanical grads are working full or part time in their fields.*

The PTC Computer Aided Drafting Program is designed to provide the skills and flexibility necessary to become a skilled CAD operator with potential for success. It offers the coursework and software utilized in today's constantly changing market. PTC's CAD Program focuses on teaching you to be the strongest possible designer/ drafter by offering a curriculum that helps you enter the workplace capable of meeting the challenges and advances of the profession.

Key Benefits

  • PTC offers concentrations in Architectural or Mechanical Drafting which give you the option of two very marketable career directions.
  • PTC teaches not just skills but the ability to know the impact of what you are drafting or designing
  • Our curriculum is a balance between hands-on education and theory providing you with the skills employers demand.
  • In PTC's CAD program you will learn important software applications such as AutoCAD and MicroStation plus Architectural design software such as Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, and Civil 3D or Mechanical design software such as Creo, SolidWorks, Plant 3D and Inventor.
  • PTC CAD students prepare for a career as a multi-talented, versatile designer across the spectrum of manufacturing, construction, and energy industries. 
  • You will learn from instructors who have worked or continue to work in the field and understand what it takes to succeed.

Student Work CAD

*Showcases graduates from 2017 classes. Data includes those who were available for work and were offered and/or received career search assistance from 1/1/2017-3/30/2018. Includes full-time, part-time, or freelance positions. Visit to learn more.

More information about Computer Aided Drafting - CAD below

Alumni: Nathan Callaghan

Occupation: Team Manager

Employer: Ansaldo STS USA, Inc

“For me my education was a great catalyst to my career path. I manage a CAD department for an electrical engineering firm - Ansaldo STS USA. I hire PTC grads because they have a good foundation and work ethic and are ready to work.”

  • How to visualize objects in 2D and 3D
  • Building drawing representation including plans, elevations, sections, details and schedules
  • The proper layout for parts and sheets
  • Key Skills
    • How to visualize objects in 2D and 3D
    • Building drawing representation including plans, elevations, sections, details and schedules
    • The proper layout for parts and sheets

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Pittsburgh Technical College, 1111 McKee Road, Oakdale PA, 15071
(412) 809-5100