CAD professionals possess a unique combination of artistic, design, mechanical and mathematical aptitude. In the profession you will work alongside architects, contractors, engineers, manufacturing professionals, electronics technicians, and others. You will play a critical role in space planning and the design of structures, parts and products which are to be fabricated and produced. As a CAD professional, you should possess excellent communication skills, problem solving skills, spatial skills, and mechanical aptitude.
Depending on where you choose to emphasis your job title and activities may change. See each emphasis area's job titles below to see what you can do with each degree.
Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.
Draw wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings used for manufacturer, installation, programming robotic systems, soldering, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
Prepare detailed working diagrams of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing mechanical systems including dimensions, fastening methods, and other information.
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American National Standards Institute
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society for Quality
American Society of Transportation and Logistics
American Welding Society
Association for Operation Management
Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International
International Fluid Power Society
International Organization for Standards
International Society of Automation
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
National Institute for Metalworking Skills
North American Die Casting Association
Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute
Project Management Institute
Society of Manufacturing Engineers