The University of Central Missouri, Eastern Michigan University and Ferris State University are top schools with courses in computer-aided design. Cameron University, the College of Southern Nevada, Idaho State University and Trine University also offer CAD programs.
The University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, offers a bachelor's degree in CAD technology. Students construct two-dimensional and three-dimensional drawings of buildings and tools as part of their coursework. The school offers areas of specialization in architectural or mechanical drafting. Students can also learn about civil drafting and geographic information systems. Graduates need to pass a test to earn professional certification from the American Design Drafting Association.
Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, also offers a bachelor's degree in CAD. Students learn how to work with major applications associated with the technology. In addition to creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional models, students learn about product data management and how to investigate applied mechanics. The school also offers a Master of Science in Computer-Aided Engineering, which includes CAD principles.
Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, offers an Associate degree in computer-aided design and drafting. Students learn how to use CADD principals in fixture and gauge design. They also learn product drawing and how to make molds for plastic processes.
Cameron University and the College of Southern Nevada both offer Associate degrees in CADD. Idaho State University has one degree and three certificate programs available in CAD technology, while the Department of Technology at Trine University features CADD programs.