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Engineering and Design

The Engineering and  Design program at the Career Center is a two-year program offered to juniors and seniors.  Even though this course is constructed around a two-year curriculum, sometimes students can only fit one year into their class schedule. These students are welcome to attend.


Students will learn the fundamentals of the design process utilized by Architects and Engineers. Students will gain an understanding of how drafting aids the process.  Students will have an opportunity to work independently, engage in team projects as well as collaborative projects with other programs within the Career Center.


Students have learning experiences in both architectural drafting as well as mechanical drafting.  Each year of the program, students will be engaged in curriculum, which meets industry standards and college level coursework.   

Next Year:

Engineering and Design will focus on AutoCAD utilizing 3D Software programs used by engineers (SOLIDWORKS) and architects (Revit).

Dual Credit Opportunities:

KACC’s Computer Aided Drafting curriculum includes college level material. Students who successfully complete this

program may have an opportunity to earn dual college credit depending on where they reside. 


Kankakee Community College: 

¨ Course  COGT2114 – Computer Aided Drafting I  4 credits


Prairie State College

¨ Course CADMD243 – Intro to AutoCAD 3 Credits


Industry-Standard Certifications

  •  AutoCAD Certification: This certification verifies student proficiency and is the foundation for a potential career as an engineer or architect



When a student does well, the possibility of a rewarding career which utilizes drafting is great.  Most students who finish our program continue their education at a two or four-year college/university level.    There are positions available in the drafting arena for non-college educated students, but with a college education, the student can expect more job opportunities as well as a substantial wage increase.


Architect Draftsperson Landscape Architect Mechanical Engineer
Interior Designer Civil Engineer Surveyor Industrial Engineer


Ability to perceive details Ability to visualize objects from pictures
Good with numbers Attention to details
Ability to present the concept to clients Creativity
Hard-working Sketching ability



Any Math Course Drafting Class
Industrial Tech Classes Art


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Kankakee Area Career Center4083 N 1000 W Road

PO Box 570Bourbonnais, IL 60914

815-939-4971Fax: 815-939-7598

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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