Computer Aided Design

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Associate's degree, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General. 151301


Earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Computer-Aided Design (CAD)  and become a technical specialist who works under the direct supervision of a licensed architect or engineer, or work as an independent design professional providing drafting and design services.

As you progress through NWACC's CAD program, you'll develop technical skills and learn to use the latest software and training methods. Training includes a solid base of mathematics, physical sciences, communication skills, and practical experience with modern equipment and applications.

With an AAS degree, you'll be ready to create technical drawings as a member of a team, prepare construction documents, document engineering designs for manufacture, meet with customers, and implement new technology training.

CAD specialization options include:

  • Architecture Design

  • Civil Design

  • Mechanical Design




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC)

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

5025 - Northwest

Name of Credential

AAS in Computer Aided Design

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

PELL, Scholarship, Loans

Refund Policy

Tuition and fee refunds will be issued to eligible students who drop their classes by the drop deadline, been dropped from a class, or a class has been canceled. See the Academic Calendar for the drop deadline for the current semester. 

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - ADHE

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition

$5,000.00 Bentonville and Rogers School Districts

Out-of-State/District Tuition


Registration Fee


Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

17-3019.00Drafters, All Other
$21.00 per hour

Provider Status



One College Drive, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

Phone Number

(479) 619-3127

Last Updated

Nov 07, 2022


Sep 25, 2019


Nov 07, 2023

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