Computer Aided Design (CAD), Continuing Education Certificate

This course series prepares students for a career as an entry-level or assistant CAD designer/drafter in fields such as architecture, electronics, construction, and civil engineering.  CCBC Catonsville is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center and a Bentley Systems Inc. educational partner.

Program objectives

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Baltimore County College Promise
Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

77 hours; number of weeks and start dates vary​. 

Courses offered at CCBC Catonsville.

Program Requirements

Minimum age of 16 with parental permission.

Recommended - Previous design or CAD experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence


Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



TEC 005

Basic AutoCAD


Course materials are provided and included in the course cost.


T- $329/F-$330

TEC 400​ Introduction to MicroStation Graphics​ 21​ Course materials are provided and included in the course cost. ​


T- $329/F-$330

TEC 504

Autodesk Revit Level I


Course materials are provided and included in the course cost.



Course Series Totals: 





Additional Information

Course Substitutions:

VOA 559 - Introduction to CADD may be substituted for TEC 005 - Basic Auto CAD

VOA 560 - CAD Applications - MicroStation may be substituted for TEC 400 - Introduction to Microstation Graphics

VOA 561 - CAD Building Information Modeling - Revit may be substituted for TEC 504 - Autodesk Revit Level I


​Additional Offerings:

VOA 563 - Computer-Aided Civil Applications

VOA 564 - Inventor

VOA 591 - Revit Basics

VOA 592 - Revit Templates

VOA 562 - Solid Modeling


Skills for Success:​

Self-motivated; punctual and prompt; ability to work alone; ability to follow directions.

Career Opportunities:

​Entry-level or assistant CAD designer/drafter positions in fields such as architecture, electronics, construction, and civil engineering.

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Steve Ricketts | | 443-840-4442 | Catonsville | BESS 100 L

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | | 443-840-4476 | Catonsville | BESS 100