Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

Program overview

Our program (see flowchart) is intended to help students acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills required of drafters and designers. To receive a one-year certificate, you must take 45 credit hours of computer-aided design and drafting classes. Students typically begin the CADD certificate program during the fall term and follow classes in sequential order as a cohort.

While in the program, students must:
  • Maintain a minimum “C” average letter grade in all required classes.
  • Achieve proficiency in modern CADD (computer-aided drafting).
  • Achieve proficiency in computation, human relations, and communications related to the design drafting profession.