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Computer Aided Drafting

Computer aided design and drafting systems are used by architectural, aeronautical, civil, electrical, electronic, mechanical, and pipeline drafters to create layouts and diagrams of various structures. Courses in CAD and CADD are usually taught as part of an architectural or engineering program at an accredited institution. Certification for drafters by the American Design Drafting Association is voluntary, but may aid applicants in appearing credible to employers. Employment for drafters is expected to increase by six percent by the year 2016.

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