Drafting Design Technology

  • Location: West Campus (Leesport)
    Instructor:  Loretta Sterner
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    CIP Code: 15.1301

  • Program Entrance Recommendations:

    Reading at grade level
    Algebra I or Geometry
    Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
    Ability to work independently and in a team
    Hand-eye coordination
    Mechanical aptitude
    Artistic ability/creativity

    Career Pathways:

    Mechanical Drafter
    Architectural Drafter
    Civil Drafter
    Electronic Drafter (CAD Technician)
    Civil Engineer
    Mechanical Engineer
    Electrical Engineer
    Chief Design Drafter
    Aeronautical Engineer
    Facility Manager
    Urban Planner

  • The central activity of drafting and design technicians is to help convert an idea in a designer’s mind to precise working specifications from which a product can be made. Drafting design technicians assist engineers and architects in the design and drafting of electrical circuits, machine structures, weldments and architectural plans. Graduates of this program will be well prepared to enter the workforce as draftspersons in the mechanical, architectural, or civil fields. Students will learn how to prepare engineering plans, layouts, detailed drawings, create mass and volume studies. They will also work on many interesting in-class projects that will challenge their abilities and capture their imagination.

    Drafting design technicians are specialists who use many methods of communication. The instruction during this program will focus on developing the following skills: CAD, architectural, mechanical, and civil drafting.

    Students learn the basics of CAD while learning the fundamentals of drafting on a computer. The curriculum includes the use of a state-of-the-art 3D printer to print student projects. Each student develops a professional portfolio of work completed during the course. This program provides the skills and foundation for a successful career in the drafting field.

    ADDA– This program conforms to the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) curriculum. These guidelines were designed in conjunction with the Department of Education and the Department of Labor to assure the level of training and industry requirements are met. Visit www.adda.org for further information.

    Industry Certifications:

    Certified Drafter  (ADDA)
    Autodesk Certified User
    OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):

    Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.

College Advanced Credits