Engineering / CAD

John Lenz
Hansen 901.1
(970) 339-6626

John Mangin
Department Chair
Hansen 901.4
(970) 339-6413

Student Success Consultant:
Sedge Southworth
Aims Applied and Environmental Technologies
(970) 378-3512

Business Outreach:
Stephanie Staudacher
Applied and Environmental Technologies


Before anything is constructed, manufactured or built, it's drafted with CAD! Drafters create the CAD drawings for everything around us.

Using computer aided drafting (CAD) software, drafters produce technical drawings for a wide range of industries, including:

  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Civil
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical/Electronic
  • HVAC
  • Piping
  • MEP (Mechanical Electrical Plumbing)
  • Graphic Illustrations

We offer an associate degree grouped into the three basic disciplines: Arch, Civil and Mechanical. If you’re interested in training that’ll allow you to obtain an entry-level job as quickly as possible, an associate degree will give you the qualifications you need for higher-level positions. We also offer certificates in each of the basic and specialized fields for focused training. This is a great option if you already have a degree in another area.

You’ll develop the knowledge and techniques used in the creation of technical work skills, an understanding of applied mathematics and physics, and learn to use technology to solve typical engineering-related problems. CAD and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) are now becoming important tools in the engineering community integrated spatial information world. Find out more about the latest technology used in the Aims CAD program.

Essential Skills

Check out the essential skills guide which is a list of commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to be successful in a particular program or area of interest.