The HNC Computer Aided Draughting and Design at New College Lanarkshire is recognised as one of the UK’s leading CAD courses. We are an Autodesk Academic Partner (The world’s largest CAD software developer) with staff members being accredited with Autodesk Instructor status.
If you enjoy Graphical Communication, Product Design, Architecture or Mechanical/Manufacturing design then this course could kick start your dream career. All lecturers are subject specialists, and through working closely with industry partners they have developed a course which provides you with the tools to develop a broad skillset, opening the door to a vast array of career paths.
Some of the skillset you will develop includes 2D draughting to British and International standards, knowledge of the design process working through live team projects, 3D software packages for specific industries, 3D Printing and Scanning technologies and visualisation software. The HNC CADD is designed to give you the practical skills to become a successful draughtsperson/designer in the industry of your choosing.
Successful completion of any of the following NC/NQ courses:
All applicants who meet the required entry requirements will also be asked to attend an interview.
Specialise in the use of various CAD packages, the knowledge and skills you will develop will focus on:
Opportunities are also available to work on real-life projects and take on vendor qualifications such as Autodesk Certified User exams.
Progression on to the HND Computer Aided Draughting and Design (Year 2).
Those who successfully achieve the award look for employment as a CAD Technician/Detail Designer, working in a range of industries that include engineering and construction.