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CADD – Computer Aided Drafting and Design Program

Architectural and Technical Emphasis

ACE’s CADD program has produced students who are National SkillsUSA Gold Medal Winners and frequently place in the Top 10 in the nation with their skill abilities.

As an official Autodesk Design Academy, this program gives students an opportunity to learn computer aided drafting that is accredited. ACE uses the latest software, AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit to create drawings in 2-D and 3-D. Students receive training in residential drafting, mechanical drawing, light commercial drafting, structural and commercial detailing, and structural steel drawings.

Not only do our students get to design buildings, bridges, and mechanical parts, but with our 3D printer and our Machining Program, students get to see their designs come to life.

Now that is “real world” learning!

We also partner with the University of Nevada’s College of Engineering to design and test structures in their infamous earthquake lab – our CADD students have their projects rock and roll to see if their hard work will really stand the test!

What is CADD?

CADD drawings are used to build everything from manufactured products like toys, toasters, industrial machinery, or spacecrafts, to structures such as houses, office buildings, or oil & gas pipelines. These drawings are the standard across numerous industries.

CADD students may earn college credit through our Tech Prep Agreements and partnership with Truckee Meadows Community College.

Graduates in this program have become Mechanical Engineers, Architects, Project Managers, and CADD Technicians. While in this program, students receive applicable and required training for careers in the following areas:

  • CADD Design
  • CADD Drafting
  • Construction
  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Interior Design