Looking to start a new career?

Train Online to be a CAD Drafter in Two Months!

Our Certified CAD Drafter program is designed for people with little or no experience in CAD or the drafting industry and will teach you the skills needed for an entry level-position.

After completing the course you will have a portfolio of work you can present to potential employers when seeking employment.

The Certified CAD Drafter program can be converted for up to 8 hours of college credit and applied toward an associate’s degree in Architectural & Engineering CAD!

The A&E CAD department is completely online!

This fall, we will be offering a limited number of courses in a hybrid format (half in person, half online). Check the Course Schedule for more information about our offerings this fall. There you can find when an online course’s orientation will be and the days/times the course will meet.

Click the Course Schedule button to go to the ACC Course Schedule to view our classes for the fall.

Make sure your computer or laptop meets the system requirements for the classes you want to take! Click the Technology Requirements for Online Classes button to learn more.

Financial aid is available to qualified students for most of our courses.

Students, need help with projects?

To connect with a tutor immediately, please click the Get Tutoring Now! button. You will need to sign in using your ACC student account to access the tutoring page.

To access information on tutors and other resources, please click the Tutoring & Other Resources button

Our Mission

The mission of the Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design program is to provide technologically advanced workforce education and training leading to certificates and degrees in the fields of technical graphics and computer aided design (CAD) to students and organizations within the Austin Community College District. The program is committed to achieving student performance that meets or exceeds the entry-level requirements of the design, manufacturing, and construction industries of the ACC service area.