CAD Technology

Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CAD)

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Applied Science

Certificate of Completion

Get the training you need to start a career doing work you enjoy! In the CAD Technology program students learn current skills and software tools needed to find entry-level jobs in architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical or civil engineering, landscape architecture and interior design. 

Whether you are new to computer-aided design, or need to brush up on the latest AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3D, Solidworks or 3DStudioMax software, you'll find CAD Technology classes to fit your needs.

The advantages to taking CAD classes at GCC include:

  • Hands-on training in current computer software and BIM philosophy used by industry,
  • Knowledge of drafting standards and principles expected by employers,
  • Skills in Computer Aided Modeling for 2D and 3D presentations valued by the design industry,
  • Advanced courses and certificate programs to increase productivity skills and leverage for advancement,
  • An Associate Degree recognized by employers and colleges across the U.S., and 
  • Portfolio development, internships and career work experience to help you get employment.

Who Hires CAD Technology Graduates?

Here are just a few companies in Phoenix who have hired our grads:

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CAD Course Check Sheets

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AAS - CAD Technology CCL - CAD Application CCL - CAD Fundamentals


CAD Program Courses

Course Course Name
CAD 100 Fundamentals of 2D Autocad
CAD 101 Elements of CAD Graphics
CAD 105 Fundamentals of Revit Architecture
CAD 145 Survey of CAD
CAD 155 Advanced 2D CAD Techniques
CAD 167 Architectural Drawings I (Revit): Residential CAD
CAD 175 Manufacturing Modeling
CAD 186 Site Development I
CAD 201 Three-Dimensional (3D) Modeling and Advanced CAD Techniques
CAD 215 Three-Dimensional AutoCAD Modeling



Course Course Name
BLT 263AK Building Codes: IBC
BLT 263AL Building Codes: IRC


Course Course Name
CET 101 Surveying I
CET 211 Strength of Materials


Course Course Name
DFT 106 Algebra and Graphs for Design Technology
DFT 107 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry for Design Technology
DFT 115 Geom Dimnsn & Tolerancng
DFT 121 Introduction to Architectural Drafting


Program Director


Room: T1-128
Phone: (623) 845-3164


Room: T1-123
Phone: (623) 845-3699