Computer Aided Design

Computer Aided Design

Certificate of Specialization (CS)

Offered through Engineering and Skilled Trades

@ Florissant Valley

This program prepares you to use computer aided design (CAD) to interpret data from multiple sources, apply traditional drafting skills, utilize operating system software and follow industrial practices and company procedures related to CAD work. Graduates will be able to efficiently perform all tasks related to producing final drawings and CAD models.

Required Courses

The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.

Program Coordinator

Tom McGovern




STLCC’s CAD program provides students with:

  • An understanding of the principles of drafting
  • The skills to use a variety of drafting, design and solid modeling software programs

Train using the industry’s most popular software packages including SolidWorks, Pro-E, CATIA, Unigraphics and AutoCAD. 

You’ll learn using the latest state-of-the-art CAD technology. For instance, create a 3-D CAD model and have it produced in the Digital Additive Manufacturing Lab employing processes known as “Rapid Prototyping” or “3-D Printing.”

Coursework includes basic computer-aided drafting classes along with exposure to 2-D and 3-D classes.

Students may elect to supplement their basic required courses with additional classes in computer aided design.

CAD specialists work directly with engineering teams in order to generate two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional models using CAD software. CAD operators interpret data from multiple sources, and apply traditional drafting skills utilizing computer software.

If you’ve earned a certificate of specialization in computer aided design, your credits can apply towards your AAS degree in computer integrated manufacturing technology.



More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.


STLCC is a longtime leader in the field of engineering technology, and you’ll learn from seasoned professionals. All of our instructors worked in the industry and bring that experience to the classroom.

Flexible Scheduling

More than 90% of our students attend classes part-time while working during the day, so technical and high-end software courses are offered in the evening.

Hands-on Learning

Students learn using the latest CAD technology and the industry’s most popular software packages, including SolidWorks, Pro-E, CATIA, Unigraphics and AutoCAD.

Contact Us

Hours for all campuses: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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