Computer-Aided Design and Drafting: Careers
As a student in the computer-aided design/drafting (CADD) program, you may complete an internship as part of your degree requirements. Several companies actively recruit our students. You may also investigate and make initial contact with the prospective internship employer on your own. In both cases, student interns work in an organization related to their employment goals where they receive practical experiences in applying what they have learned at the University. Internships are an excellent way for you to demonstrate your value to a prospective employer.
We encourage you to work with the Cal U Internship Center to identify internship opportunities. You and the employer must complete applications to document the proposed work experiences and learning objectives to be attained. Applications must be approved by an adviser, the department chair and the dean before starting an internship.
The need for personnel in drafting, design and CADD fields will continue to grow, according to projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increasingly, the industry is adding new computer hardware and software technologies to drafting, design and engineering departments. As companies implement new drafting and CADD technologies, the need for highly knowledgeable and skilled employees continues to rise. Graduates of our program are prepared to meet the increasing employment demands of high-tech industries using computers.
Cal U prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge, integrity, character and experience. With the help of the Career and Professional Development Center, we'll connect you to potential employers through networking events, job shadowing opportunities, on-campus recruiting, job and internship fairs, and organizational visits.