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Computer Aided Drafting

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

If you like computers, architecture or engineering, and have an acute attention to detail, this may be the career path for you. In this career you could prepare basic drawings, or finish them, while assisting the project engineers.  

Delta's program is awesome! You'll learn on state-of-the-art technology with amazing faculty that have years of experience in the field. When you get that degree, you'll be ready to enter the job market. 

Earning Potential

There is demand for drafters in the Great Lakes Bay Region, and the job growth is expected to rise by 7% over the next 10 years. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $43,700 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Civil Drafter
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Architectural Drafter


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About Delta's Program

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice.  

Program features:

  • Hands-on training
  • Small class sizes
  • State-of-the-art computer drafting software
Program costs

Total credits: 31

Fee Cost
In-district tuition and fees $3,981.50
Out-district tuition and fees $6,402
Books and supplies $2,015
Additional supplies $5

*Program costs listed are estimated and are subject to change at any time. Students will receive final costs at the time of course registration each semester.

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers, so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!


 Study abroad
Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth


Facts & Figures


Our students get the latest technology, so they can graduate and be ready to hit the ground running.


With over 900 faculty and staff members, Delta is the 4th largest employer in the area.