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Catalog 2018-19 
Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

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Program Description

Prepare for a career in Computer Aided Design by obtaining a Basic CAD certificate. CCBC Catonsville is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center and a Bentley Systems Inc. educational partner.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).


Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Baltimore County College Promise
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

70 hours; number of weeks and start dates vary

Program Requirements

Minimum age of 16 with parental permission.

Recommended - Previous design or CAD experience is helpful, but not necessary.



Application Process

To apply, go to ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



Prerequisites (if applicable):

VOD 525

Fab Lab Introduction






TEC 610

Blueprint Reading


Course materials are provided and included in the course cost.



Prerequisite Totals :





Course Series:

TEC 005

Basic AutoCAD


Course materials are provided and included in the course cost.


T- $436/F-$559

TEC 504

Autodesk Revit Level I


Course materials are provided and included in the course cost.



Course Series Totals:






Course Series & Prerequisite Totals:








Additional Information

Additional Offerings (if applicable):

SketchUp Fundamentals – TEC 510, Introduction to MicroStation Graphics - TEC 400

Skills for Success:​

Self-motivated; punctual and prompt; ability to work alone; ability to follow directions.

Career Opportunities:

​Entry-level or assistive CAD designer/drafter positions in fields such as architecture, electronics, construction, and civil engineering.

Career Coach

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Steve Ricketts | sricketts@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4442 | Catonsville | BESS 100

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | owright@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4476 | Catonsville | BESS 100

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