Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
What They Do
Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate’s degree.
Technical Skills Needed
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Engineering and Technology— Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Mechanical— Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Mathematics— Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
Active Learning— Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
Active Listening— Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking— Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Mathematics— Using mathematics to solve problems
Reading Comprehension— Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents