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Quickest Way to Start an AutoCAD Career in Canada

Sep 20, 2021 10:32:56 AM

Updated December 2023

Like the idea of coming up with detailed plans for bringing buildings, machines, and other new products to life? An AutoCAD career could be perfect for you.

AutoCAD is computer-aided drafting software that allows you to create and edit 2D and 3D drawings and models. Those drawings and models provide the precise specifications for assembling a structure or product.

Becoming skilled in AutoCAD opens up career options in a wide range of industries, from architecture and manufacturing to engineering and industrial design.

Interested in working in this field? Hoping to get started as soon as possible?

In this post, we take you through the quickest way to launch an AutoCAD career in Canada.

Here are 5 steps that can help you reach your goal.

What is Computer Aided Design (CAD)? Explore the Career Path

Jul 26, 2021 9:50:18 AM

Updated December 2023

The computer-aided design (CAD) field is all about using special software to develop precise plans for making buildings, machines, and a wide range of other products.

Working in CAD means taking a concept for an object or structure and creating detailed schematics and instructions for bringing it to life.

Computer-aided design has a huge range of applications. Through CAD training, you can develop skills that are valued in a wide variety of industries, including architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and more.

In this post, we explain what computer-aided design is, what it’s used for, and what kinds of career options are available in the field.

Curious about a career in CAD? Here’s what you need to know.

How to Become an Architectural Drafter: Step-by-Step Guide

May 11, 2021 12:48:16 PM

Updated December 2023

Interested in architecture and design? Want to learn how to create building plans and blueprints, and play a key role in the construction process?

It sounds like you're leaning toward a career in architectural drafting.

Architectural drafters use specialized software to transform an architect's concept into functional designs, drawings, and guidelines that builders can follow.

And they earn a good wage for their expertise. According to the Government of Canada Job Bank, drafting technicians make a median salary of about $60,000. The highest-paid drafters in the country make over $87,000.

So how can you become an architectural drafter? What exactly is required to get into this field?

In this post, we take you step-by-step through everything you need to know. Find out what the role involves, how to get started, and where this career can take you.

Which Drafting Program Should You Choose? 5 Things to Consider

Mar 11, 2021 11:54:28 AM

Updated December 2022

Want to learn how to draft building plans, engineering blueprints, product models, or assembly manuals? A computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting program is your first step.

Drafting training focuses on teaching you how to use special software to create detailed technical drawings and blueprints for architects, engineers, and construction crews. It can prepare you to play a pivotal role in the production of anything from houses and bridges to car parts and machinery.

And most drafting programs are fairly short. In less than two years, you will be ready to take on your first job as a draftsperson or CAD technician.

But finding a quality drafting program can be challenging. There are so many options out there, from short courses and certificates to diplomas and even degrees. How can you tell which one is best for you? What should you be looking for?

In this post, we break down the five key characteristics of a solid CAD and drafting program. Find out what features are most important so you can start your career with confidence.

Computer-Aided Design & Drafting Jobs: Career Options for New Grads

Oct 26, 2020 11:05:56 AM

Updated December 2023

Considering a career in computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting? Wondering about your job options after graduation? You've come to the right place.

There are several different career paths to choose from. CAD is a broad field, with applications in architecture, mechanical engineering, and industrial design.

Some CAD training programs specialize in a certain area, such as architectural drafting. Other colleges offer combination programs that teach drafting software and skills in several domains.

The type of training you choose will determine your career options. 

CAD Training at Herzing College: Meet the Instructor, Tour the Program

Sep 11, 2020 1:05:38 PM

Photo: Computer-aided Design and Drafting instructor, Roberto Romano

Updated January, 2021

When Roberto Romano enrolled in CAD training at Herzing College, he had no experience in the field whatsoever. He learned the software, project management, and drafting skills from scratch.

After graduation, he got hired as an architectural draftsperson and worked in the field for several years. Then, he noticed an opening back at Herzing for a CAD instructor.

Roberto joined the faculty and has been teaching the program ever since.

This week, we interviewed Roberto about how the Computer-aided Design and Drafting program works.

We asked which skills students learn in class, what projects they do, career options, and what it takes to be successful in today's CAD industry.

Considering becoming a designer/drafter? Take a tour of the program with Roberto Romano: former graduate, expert instructor, and dedicated student mentor.

Becoming a CAD Technician: 10 Things to Know Before You Begin

May 22, 2019 3:50:13 PM

Updated December 2023

There are quite a few ways to specialize in the CAD field, salaries are competitive, and the training is quick. If you're interested in mechanical engineering or architectural design, you could be a perfect fit for this career.

But what should you know about becoming a CAD technician before you take the leap and invest in training?

We've been teaching this program for years! Here's our top 10 things every potential student should understand, right from day one. 

By the end of this post, you'll know for sure if a CAD career is right for you—and exactly how to get started.

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