Drafting & Design Technology

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CIP Code: 15.1301

Instructor: Mr. Winton




Program Overview

This course is for students who think outside the box. Students learn to create the technical drawings and plans used to build/manufacture everything. Products range from electronics, machinery, and roads to structures such as houses, office buildings, and bridges. The drawings are very specific and show measurements, sizes, materials, and instructions. Students learn the basics of pencil and board drafting and then put their creativity and imagination using computer-aided drafting (CAD), solid modeling and 3-D printing. Attention to detail, visualization and creative problem-solving are all useful for stimulating work on such projects as machine parts, houses and maps. Graduates go on to become drafters, CAD operators, designers, engineers and architects.

Is this Career Right For You?

  • Do you like to design and draw?
  • Do you have an interest in architecture?
  • Would you like to learn how to use CAD?
  • Would you like to learn how to use a 3-D printer?

Inside the Industry

OCCUPATIONLOCAL WAGE
Architectural Drafter or Architect $53,890
Interior Designer $57,000
Mechanical Drafter, Technician Designer, Engineer Designer, Engineer $54,390
Civil Drafter, Technician, Designer Engineer $54,400
Electronic Drafter, Technician Designer, Technician Designer, Engineer $56,670
Industrial Drafter, Technician Designer, Engineer $54,350

  

 

     

 

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 Competencies 

 Possible Careers 

  • Architectural Drafter or Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Mechanical Drafter, Technician Designer, Engineer
  • Civil Drafter, Technician, Designer Engineer
  • Electronic Drafter, Technician Designer, Technician Designer, Engineer
  • Industrial Drafter, Technician Designer, Engineer

 Potential Certifications 

  • American Design Drafting Association
  • Apprentice Drafter Classification
  • Program Certification
  • OSHA
  • Employability: Interviewing Skills

Statewide Articulation Agreements