Computer-Aided Mechanical Drafting


This two-semester certificate program will provide students with the skills they need for entry-level employment in computer-aided design and drafting systems.

design software is used for solid modeling

After earning the certificate, many students go work for design contract firms that do work for major corporations such as Caterpillar, John Deere, and Ford Motor Company.

A Quality Education

Students can earn the certificate as they work towards the Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science degree.

Get Involved

ICC has many student organizations where students can hone their leadership skills and be recognized for academic achievements.

Career Opportunities

Drafter, Mechanical Drafter, CAD Designer


12 Months

if Full Time

2 Semesters25 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Crafting Careers: Cyle’s Dedication to Apprenticeship Excellence
Breaking Boundaries: Kianna’s Success in Industrial Maintenance
Bright Sparks: Nestor Finds Mentorship and Success During His Electrical Apprenticeship
Trailblazing Trades: Austin’s Success in his Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship

Our programs are rooted in the real working world. We design and manufacture it.

Bob Branan, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Coordinator
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Computer-Aided Mechanical Drafting Program?

Learn new technology and software to start a career in the emerging industries of automation, 3D design and printing, and alternative energies. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Math skills equivalent to two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry are required for admission.
  5. Courses in art and computer classes are also beneficial.

What Can I Expect As A Computer-Aided Mechanical Drafting Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
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