The majority of schools in or near Henderson, NV, providing computer drafting studies are for-profit institutions. Based on school type, student population and distinction, the following college is considered a top school for computer drafting programs in the Henderson area:
- Winner: The College of Southern Nevada is the only public and the largest postsecondary institution in terms of enrollment within 25 miles of Henderson that offers computer drafting studies. Students have the option to pursue a certificate or associate's degree in computer-aided drafting and design or an associate's degree in architectural design technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||College of Southern Nevada|
|Distinction||Largest higher education institution in Nevada*|
|Location||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $2,700 (in-state); $9,345 (out-of-state)**|
|Computer Drafting Programs Offered||Certificate and associate's degree|
|Computer Drafting Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||19**|
|Most Popular Computer Drafting Award in 2012-2013||Associate's degree (12 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||9% (only 17% of entering students were considered 'full-time, first-time' in 2013)**|
|Noteworthy||Computer drafting studies available on all College of Southern Nevada campuses|
Sources: *College of Southern Nevada; **NCES College Navigator
College of Southern Nevada
- Students learn on updated computer drafting software
- Computer drafting classes offered weekdays, evenings and weekends
- Computer drafting students have access to computer facilities open seven days per week
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN), located about 16 miles from Henderson in Las Vegas, enrolls more than 34,000 students on three campuses and seven centers. Through its Department of Applied Technologies, CSN's School of Advanced and Applied Technologies provides technical training in computer-aided drafting and design.
In the Certificate of Achievement in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) Technology, students will learn various software programs including SolidWorks, Land Development Desktop, Civil 3-D and AutoCad Architecture. Although the focus is on CADD, participants also receive training in the traditional hand-drawing techniques still required for comprehensive drafting knowledge. Other topics include care and maintenance of equipment and CADD industry standards, along with courses in business and communications.
The curriculum of the Associate of Applied Science in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design program is similar to that of the CADD certificate. Courses emphasize practice in creating 2-D and 3-D documents at CADD workstations. Additional topics cover CADD systems management, descriptive geometry, drafting theory and parametric design. General education requirements round out the program.
In the Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Design Technology program, students will take an intermediate course in CAD technology. Drafting theory, architectural design, design fundamentals and structural technology will also be addressed. The program offers areas of emphasis in residential design or interior design.