School and Ranking Information
Though there are no degree programs for students living in or near Oxnard, students seeking CAD design courses are not without options. Based on school type and relevant courses, the following university is considered a top area school for CAD coursework:
- Winner: The technology department at Ventura College provides an intensive drafting curriculum that includes several courses related to CAD design. These courses, part of both associate and certificate programs in drafting technology, ensure that students are prepared for entry-level employment.
School Info Chart
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)||Undergrad: $1,388 (in state); $7,050 (out-of-state)*|
|CAD Drafting Programs Offered||Certificate, Associate's|
|CAD Drafting Degrees/Certificates Awarded (all levels) in 2014-2015||7*|
|Most Popular CAD Drafting Program (2014-15)||Certificate (4 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2011 Entering Class||28%*|
|Noteworthy||Roughly 62% of all undergraduates received grant or scholarship aid in 2013-2014*|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator
- Curriculum prepares students for immediate employment
- School offers both certificate and degree programs
Ventura College in Ventura, CA, offers a certificate and an associate's degree in drafting technology with an emphasis in industrial design and manufacturing. Regardless of program, students receive extensive training with computer-aided drafting software. Course topics include an introduction to AutoCAD, 3D solid modeling, blueprint reading, prototyping, and computer assisted machining (CAM).