Everything that is manufactured, constructed, or remodeled involves charts, plans or drawings. The drafter puts the designs on paper that are essential to managers, financiers, engineers, and manufacturers.
The Drafting Technology with AutoCAD Associate?s degree program was developed for the student who desires to gain the skills and knowledge required to work in entry-level job categories such as draftsman, plans checker, planner, detailer, or designer; all of which have varying levels of responsibility and job titles. Depending on the drafter?s skill, the jobs can range from preparing drawings from notes and instructions of engineers and architects, to designing products, detailing and selecting materials, and preparing specifications.
The overall program objective is to develop an entry-level drafter; the program focuses on building construction. In addition to learning basics such as lettering, line work, and drafting principles, the drafter learns to use codes specifications and reference materials. Training is also devoted to learning Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) where the power of the computer and advanced software greatly expands the drafter?s productivity.
The goal of the Drafting Technology with AutoCAD degree program is to prepare the student for entry-level positions with residential and commercial drafting knowledge and experience as well as additional business and general education.