Program: Computer Aided Design – Mechanical

The Drafting – Mechanical Design (Occupational Program) creates an educational environment where students can achieve their individual goals by providing the knowledge and skills to enter the design field of their choice by using the latest technologies and industry trends.

Female and Male Engineers are Discussing the 3D CAD Software Render of an Electric Concet Car. High Tech Laboratory with a Prototype Vehicle Chassis.



Computer Aided Design – Mechanical, Associate in Science (AS)
Computer Aided Design – Mechanical, Certificate of Achievement (ACH)

View all LBCC’s Programs of Study and Curriculum Guides.
(New students need to refer to the current academic year for the most up-to-date info) 

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View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic planning.

Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer

CAD 50
Mechanical Drafting, Introduction

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CAD 51
Mechanical Drafting, Intermediate

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CAD 52

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CAD 60
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

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CAD 202
AutoCAD I, Fundamentals

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CAD 220
Introduction to CATIA

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View Course Descriptions on LBCC College Catalog.


Start your career as a professional and/or specialist in the area below!

  • Drafter
  • CAD Technician
  • Technical Designer
  • Designer
  • CADD Technician
  • Drafting Technician
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.


How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?


Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

How to transfer and lookup comparable course listings.

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Read how to apply for graduation and receive your degree or certificate for more details.