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CAD Program Highlights


  • CAD drafters turn concepts, ideas, and rough sketches into mechanical prints, then “prototypes” or finished parts can be fabricated.
  • RCTC CAD courses are taught in state-of-the-art facilities featuring the latest release SolidWorks.
  • Employment opportunities are excellent!


Solid Works

The new BUZZ in the CAD Department:

The Dimension 3D printer builds accurate models layer by layer using durable ABS plastic. This state-of-the-art technology provides our CAD students the ability to create accurate models to evaluate design concepts and test for functionality, form, and fit.


The Universal V-460 Laser is used for creating prototypes.  We can transfer drawings from CAD directly to the laser to cut parts.

The ShopBot CNC router can machine a 5' x 8' piece of material. Students have made signs, molds, guitar bodies, a 3/4 size harp and many other fantastic projects.


Do you have an idea or need a drawing?   Contact us!
Contact Pam.Benson@rctc.edu with comments or questions regarding this site.



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