Program Description:

A drafter is an individual who creates detailed drawings of buildings, roads, machinery and other objects. Though drafting has traditionally been done by hand, most modern drafting professionals rely on computer software programs, known as CADD (Computer Animated Drafting and Design) to complete these drawings.

The drafter is responsible for creating a visual representation of an object based on details and information provided by the object's designer or creator. He or she not only illustrates the item but also provides written information about the object shown in the drawing. This information may describe the object's size or physical characteristics along with materials and methods used for installing or constructing the item.

Prerequisites: Student may enroll without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment but will not be awarded a Certificate of Applied Studies without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment.
Two years (1080 clock hours)
Students are accepted yearly in August
Courses: Required Courses:
  • Fundamentals of Drafting
  • Drafting Techniques
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Mechanical Drafting
Elective Courses:
  • Structural Steel Drafting
  • Advanced Computer Aided Drafting
  • Civil Drafting
  • Blueprint Reading
Certifications: ADDA (American Design and Drafting Association)
Sample Job Titles:

Architectural Apprentice Drafter, Mechanical Apprentice Drafter and Surveying Technician

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