Computer Aided Drawing and Design

teacher helping studentsThe Computer Drawing and Design courses are designed to help students pursue a professional career in architectural, mechanical, or engineering fields, whether at the post-secondary level or direct entry into the workforce in an entry level position. These courses use industry leading software that is also used at post-secondary facilities and in the workplace. Membership in SKILLS USA - CADD is recommended.

Enduring Understanding
Advisory Commitee
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  • Drafter
  • Civil Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Precision Inspector
  • Tester and Grader
  • Process Improvement Technician
  • Production Manager


Students will develop competencies that will prepare them for entry level employment and/or post-secondary options, including certification programs, associate or bachelor degrees. Articulated college credit is available through SMCC and SNHU. For more information please contact the instructor Mr. Riddensdale.


Download a PDF of the Drafting and Design Technology/Technician Core Competencies.

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Enduring Understanding

As a result of completing the CADD program students will understand that:

  • Presentation – Effective presentation of a design idea requires an understanding of the clients needs, a quality product and clear communication.
  • Drawing - Students understand that drawings communicate the essential features of a product.
  • Designing - Understand that design processes work to ensure the creation of a quality product that solves the given challenge and meets the client’s needs.

Download a PDF copy of the CADD Program Outcomes.

Download a PDF copy of the CADD Program Competencies Map.

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Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Together they prepare for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. including health occupations.

For more info, see or email Mr. Riddensdale.

Advisory Commitee

Advisory committees serve the CTE programs by acting as liaison between the educational institution and the public. The prinicipal purpose for CTE program/advisory committees is to promote greater cooperation between career and technical education and the private sector in preparing individuals for employment, promoting quality career and technical education and making the career technical education system more responsive to the labor market.

CTE program/advisory committees have three major roles. They are to advise, assist and provide support and advocacy for quality career and technical education. It is through these roles that CTE program/advisory committees work with instructors and administrators to initiate policies, procedures and methods that help strengthen and modernize career and technical education.

Improving the quality of career and technical education can be directly linked to the degree of involvement, participation and commitment of the CTE program/advisory committees. If you would like to be involved in shaping the future of education at MWVCTC and have the skills/background to benefit the CADD Program, please email Mr. Riddensdale for more information.

Other Links

Kennet High School Drafting Website

Kennett Coders Website

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Students in CAD III Design Studio get to learn how to operate drones safely and effectively. Drones are used as a unit of instruction to introduce various career paths in Aviation. Students will plan and execute a variety of progressively complex training missions obtaining more competency as they move through the course. Each student must also demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in the three roles necessary for the safe use of sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems); pilot, remote pilot in command and visual observer. 

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