Computer-Aided Drafting & Design

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If you can draw well, enjoy detailed work, and have a good visual eye, then take a look at drafting. Drafters are a cornerstone of design teams and work closely with engineers, designers, planners, and architects.

Drafters prepare technical drawings and plans used by production and construction workers to build everything — from automotive to aerospace, houses to high-rise buildings, and oil/gas piping to complex chemical plants. They typically perform their work in an office environment.

The Drafting Technology Program provides training experience in computer-aided drafting. The Associate of Applied Science Degree prepares students for entrance into the drafting profession confident of having received a strong foundation in drafting disciplines and skills.

NOTE: Students planning to transfer should see a counselor or a faculty advisor for transferable course substitutions.

What will I learn?

All manufacturing industries, research and development organizations, and design divisions of major corporations use drafters in the preparation of various stages of formal drawings. Typically, companies that hire engineers, architects or designers have a need for people skilled in drafting. The Computer-Aided Drafting Technology Program at Lee College prepares a person for an entry-level position as a junior drafter, drafter trainee, or drafter using computer aided drafting (CAD). The supportive technical course work in manufacturing, materials, science, mathematics and writing will aid students in continuing to advance their careers and assist in strengthening the background of those desiring to continue their education.

What can I do with this course of study?
AAS: Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology
CMT1: Certificate of Completion — Architectural Construction and Building Technology
DS1: Certificate of Completion — Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Advanced Technology
MET1: Certificate of Completion — Mechanical Technology
TP1: Certificate of Completion — Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
PIED1: Certificate of Completion — Process Instrumentation and Electrical Design