Career opportunities in the fields of mechanical design, architectural design and computer animation require designers that are competent, knowledgeable and highly-skilled in the use of the latest software and methods. The CAD department trains students utilizing the latest software including AutoCAD, PTC Creo, SolidWorks, Cimatron, SoftPlan, Sweet Home 3D, RevIt, Google SketchUp, Maya, ZBrush and Unity. CAD students utilize the design process to solve real world projects. With the help of high-end software, hands-on DFM and DFA studies and a variety of 3D printers, students are able to take the design process through all of its stages by brainstorming, designing, creating a working prototype, troubleshooting and eventually manufacturing. Creating 3D models, technical drawings, floor plans, computer animations, and working prototypes prepares students to pursue careers in manufacturing, construction, animation or further their CAD education at the college level.
CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Students completing the CAD program are eligible to receive the following certifications:
- SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System certification
- The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) General Industry Safety and Health certification.
The CAD program adheres to the State Vocational Standards set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The standards are met by following the McCann Computer Assisted Drafting Curriculum
Upon completion of the CAD program at McCann students are prepared to undertake careers as CAD Operators, layout designers, structural drafters, mechanical drafters, civil drafters, computer animation technicians, and architectural drafters. With further education, students who have completed the CAD program can pursue careers as architects, mechanical engineers, injection mold designers, civil engineers, 3D animators, electrical or electronic engineers, and aeronautical engineers.
McCann Technical School in North Adams, MA —> using ZBrush as the digital sculpting tool of choice.
RECENT JOB PLACEMENTS
- General Dynamics
- Climate Heating and Cooling
- Morrison Berkshire
- Folsom Technologies International
- S K Design Group
- Hesnor Engineering
- Guntlow and Associates Inc.
RECENT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
For more information from the U.S. Department of Labor about careers in Computer Assisted Design click here.