You are a creative thinker who is interested in putting your creativity to practical use, designing solutions and making improvements.
Drafters & Designers prepare technical drawings and blueprints using computer modeling software, which are used by manufacturing, production, and construction workers to build everything from machine parts, automotive components, and buildings.
Mid's CADD Program offers flexible scheduling with online courses and open labs, including state-of-the-art 3D printing technology prototyping labs. The Program also transfers seamlessly to nearby universities for those students interested in pursuing advanced degrees.
- 94% of students have successfully completed the CSWA Exam with an average passing score of 85%.
- 92% of students that have successfully completed the CSWA have either been hired as a professional CAD Designer or have continued their education at a four-year college or university.
- 91% of students who have successfully completed the CADD Associate Degree Pathway have been hired as full-time professional CAD Designers or have transferred to a four-year college or university to pursue advanced degrees.
Industry-Recognized Certifications from respected companies, like SolidWorks and SoftPlan, increases your employment potential by clearly demonstrating to employers the skills you have mastered. Learn more about these skill certifications below.
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Take it from our graduates, Mid's CADD Program works!
"If you have an interest in 'how things work' or just have a passion for designing new things, I highly recommend the CAD degree at Mid with Eric... I greatly appreciate all the work and time Eric has invested in me to get me where I am today."
- Chris Carter, CAD Designer, HTI International, Grand Rapids
"The Computer Aided Drafting Program at Mid put me on a path to a successful career and a lifetime of learning... Until I went through the drafting program at Mid, I never thought I would be a Mechanical Engineer. Now I couldn't imagine a career that would fit me better."
-Eric Demerath, CAD Designer, JD Metalworks, Clare, MI
"It is amazing to think I was working as a cook and had little experience in the field, and now I am working with complex machines in my career field and making great money. Thanks all go to Eric Sander and the other instructors at Mid. If it wasn't for them, I would probably still be flipping burgers."
-Bruce Vermillion, CAD Operator, Alro Steel, Clare, MI