Re: What's a drafting certificate worth?
I went to a community college for 6 years when I was young. Studied everything from business to basic law courses, to mechanical engineering trying to figure out what I wanted to do.
Got burned out and quit with just 160+ worthless credit hours, a certificate in CAD and one (certificate) in computer aided manufacturing.
After 15 years working as a process engineer (without degree), CAD designer, Manual drafting designer, CNC programmer, CNC machinist, manual machinist, shop supervisor, etc. I finally went back and got a 4yr BS in computer science. My career has jumped 10,000 times further in the last 2 years than it did in the previous 20.
What is a CAD degree worth in a country with rapidly declining industry? Not much.
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