How do i become a cad technician?

I have a diploma in graphic design and photography and no other qualifications, I have looked into courses In autocad but I am really not sure which one would be the best. There is City&Guilds autocad part time at my local college but it's only one evening a week, I am thinking to ask local Architect and engineering firms to do some experience to get my foot into the door. Any good advice out there? Thanks Alba

Asked By: kavort - 7/8/2008
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I am a CAD Tech for my state's DOT, which is mainly civil engineering. If you have good AutoCAD/Microstation experience I would look into local firms. Try looking online...there are so many jobs to fill for a CAD Tech it's unreal. Architech firms are usually tough to get into...but if you have a good record to show... More
Answered By: Vince - 7/8/2008
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City & Guilds is a good start but you will need to get to level 3 , the cousre at your college probably starts at level 2 , you will need to do level 2 b4 you can do level 3, there are plenty of private companies offering these's course's if you need to do them quickly , try google 'autocad course'e' and you local city... More
Answered By: benny - 7/8/2008
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