Most Americans Don't Know How CAD Is Used According to a PTI Survey

April 26, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
April 26, 2014 - The Pittsburgh Technical Institute, a career training college in Pittsburgh, conducted and published a survey testing the knowledge of Americans across the country whether they knew how CAD is used. Using an online survey, PTI polled 1,022 Americans with the question: "Do you know what Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) is used for?" Overall, 56.1% of Americans answered "No" to 43.9% who answered "Yes."

Across almost all demographics, regions, ages, and income levels, more men knew about CAD than women did (in total, 50.1% of men to 38.0% of women answered "yes"). The survey also found that more people knew about CAD in rural areas (49.8% answered "yes") than in suburban (45.3%) and urban areas (39.52%). However, these totals still constitute less than half of the respondents. Additionally, more people in the Midwest knew what CAD was used for (49.7%) than in the Northeast (42.2%), the South (41.4%), and the West (43.3%). As with urban density, though, these numbers all fell below half of respondents.

CAD is used across a number of industries for creating, altering, and testing schematics. Some of the fields that rely on CAD the most are architecture, machine manufacturing, aviation and aerospace, and energy. However, innovators have found uses for CAD in medical device design, robotics, and more. PTI has established its own computer aided drafting training programs to teach students the skills they need to enter the field professionally for either mechanical or architectural CAD design.

To learn more about CAD and the PTI survey, follow this link:

Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI) is a two-year career college with a 180-acre campus in North Fayette, west of Pittsburgh, PA, that has delivered career-focused education since 1946. PTI offers associate in science degree and certificate programs in areas such as Business, Criminal Justice, Design, Hospital and Culinary Arts, Healthcare, Nursing, Information Technology, Trades Technology, and Energy and Electronics Technology. Experienced faculty provide students with practical skills for a number of in-demand fields including Architectural CAD and Mechanical CAD, HVAC technology, smart building technology, computer networking, computer programming, accounting, travel and tourism, marketing, management and a variety of allied health care programs. Classes are offered on campus with day and evening options, through PTI Online, and through the American Academy of Culinary Arts (AACA).

PTI is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and designated a military friendly school. For more information about how you can apply your experiential learning skills to a hands-on career-focused education, contact PTI by calling 1-800-784-9675 or visit

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