School and Ranking Information
Few colleges in the Tulsa area offer degrees in CAD technology; the majority of the colleges that do offer these programs are 2-year, public institutions. The following school was picked as the best in the area based on number of programs offered and post-graduation prospects:
- Winner: Tulsa Community College is the largest 2-year college in Oklahoma, offering more than 200 degree and certificate programs, and has four campuses located in Tulsa. The Northeast Campus offers both an associate's degree and a certificate in Drafting and Design Engineering Technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||Tulsa Community College|
|School Type||2-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $2,606 (in-state); $7,048 (out-of-state)**|
|Drafting and Design Engineering Technology Degrees Offered||Associate's, Certificate|
|Drafting and Design Engineering Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||17**|
|Most Popular Drafting and Design Engineering Technology Degree Level in 2013||Associate's (10 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||14%**|
|Noteworthy||53% of undergraduates receive grants or scholarships*|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator
Tulsa Community College
- Graduates of the associate's program can take the ADDA National Examination to become certified
- Free Tulsa Transit bus riding privileges for TCC students
- Students receive free tutoring at the FACET Center in mathematics, American Sign Language (ASL) and computers
Tulsa Community College was founded in 1970 in downtown Tulsa. TCC serves around 20,000 undergraduate students annually with a faculty-to-student ratio of 19 to 1. The college's Northeast Campus provides training and education in electronics, telecommunications, aviation science and engineering.
The Associate of Applied Science program in drafting and design engineering technology prepares students to work as CAD operators in a variety of fields, such as mechanical, structural or electrical. Coursework covers mathematics, physics, engineering and training in computer aided design drafting (CADD). The program is designed to take two years to complete.
The certificate program includes the same courses required for the associate's degree program, though no general education classes are included. The program is ideal for a student that needs to validate his or her abilities with CAD technology, but doesn't have the time to commit to a full degree program.