Aeronautical engineering is a few light years removed from the early exploits of Orville and Wilbur. The sophisticated designs of today’s aeronautical industry are a massive team-effort with tentacles reaching far beyond even NASA’s wildest dreams. After all, there are a whole slew of private entrepreneurs now shooting for the moon –and far beyond. And while Richard Branson may be the idea man behind his company Virgin Galactic’s vision of space tourism, someone has to actually design and build the darn things. A lot of someones as it turns out. One of the important links from idea to engineer to creation is that individual who works in Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD/CADD). CAD drafters and designers turn engineering ideas into computer generated technical drawings that contain all the necessary data and details to construct sophisticated machinery, bridges, buildings and, yes, rocket ships. Men and women working in CADD in the aeronautical industry need solid technical skills and an understanding of engineering principles like thermal statistics and tensile and compressive strengths. But CADD is used in many other industries as well, including construction, manufacturing and infrastructure design.
If you’re good with computers, are analytical and consider yourself a visual learner, working as a CAD drafter may be just the career for you. You’ll need training on programs like AutoCAD and REVIT, fine attention to details and a drive to succeed. At Porter and Chester Institute, you can become a CAD drafter in as little as 12 months. Porter and Chester Institute is preparing the workforce of tomorrow by giving its students solid academic skills coupled with hands-on training. With nine convenient locations, and a wide variety of programs, Porter and Chester Institute may be the answer to your future employment dreams.