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Drafting & Design Technology (AOS) is an extensive program that provides students with knowledge and skill-based training to work in Drafting and Design positions in various industries. It is taught 4 days per week in morning or evening sessions for a total of 8 terms in 96 weeks. The program is 24 months during the day and evening sessions. Students must participate in 360-day or evening class sessions to complete the program.

Drafting & Design Technology Associate The objective of this program is to prepare graduates for entry-level employment as Draftspersons, CAD Draftspersons, Engineering Technicians, or Estimators. They will be employable in a wide range of engineering, architectural, and design career settings with specialized skills in two or more disciplines. 

Graduates will be skilled in producing new drawings by interpreting data from field measurements, notes, and existing drawings. They will be familiar with engineering terminology and basic concepts of their chosen specializations. The graduate will be familiar with using AutoCAD™ software and Windows Operating Systems to produce drawings.

Drafting & Design Technology (AOS) Program Overview

The Drafting & Design Technology (AOS) Program offers skill, concept, and terminology training for employment as a 1st to 4th-year level draftsperson with specialized training in two or more disciplines. Studies include classroom and laboratory work in these areas:

  • Workplace Success Skills and Technical Writing for communication on the job
  • 4 courses in Basic AutoCAD™, thorough study of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)
  • Practical Mathematics including general math, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
  • Thorough study of Pictorial Drawing Techniques, Graphic Engineering Data, and Assembly Drawing

Students will select a specialty combination from the career options of (1) Pipe Drafting & Instrument/Electrical Drafting, (2) Pipe Drafting & Civil/Structural Drafting, (3) Instrument/Electrical & Architectural Drafting, and (4) Civil Structural & Architectural Drafting

Program Teaching Methods

The teaching methods used in this program include solving engineering drawing problems, demonstrations, and lectures in a laboratory environment based on “real work” projects. Studies are individualized and progress is monitored with assignments, quizzes, and laboratory evaluations.

Drafting & Design Technician Job Description

Drafting and Design technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings, and their related technical information and specifications. Technicians work with and support architects, engineers, industrial designers, and product developers. They provide some or all of the following services to their employers:

  • Use preliminary sketches, concepts, and designs to prepare engineering drawings
  • Work with engineering calculations, notes, specification sheets, and other data to create preliminary and complete drawings
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create drawings
  • Compare drawings to conform to specifications and design data
  • Write technical reports including information about project costs, material estimates, and construction specifications
  • Supervise and train other drafters and technicians

Use conventional drafting equipment to produce work when needed

Drafting and Design TechnologyGraduates may apply their Drafting and Design Technology skills to their present occupation or become employed with different industrial groups. Among them are construction, aeronautic, manufacturing, consulting, utility, and government organizations. Specific positions include:

  • Drafting technician, drafting technologist, architectural draftsperson
  • Civil, mechanical, electrical, electronic draftsperson
  • CAD drafting, electromechanical, structural draftsperson
  • Drafting supervisor, engineering assistant, drafting equipment sales

Technical illustrator, survey draftsperson, estimator

How Career Services Help

ITI Technical College is committed to assisting students and graduates in the pursuit of rewarding employment in their field of study. While we cannot guarantee employment upon graduation, ITI works to assist students and graduates with employment opportunities before and after graduation. We believe a technical career often provides a better salary, working conditions, and self-image, which consequently result in A BETTER LIFE for our students and graduates.

Why Choose ITI Technical College

ITI Technical College faculty and staff are dedicated to student success from instructing to counseling. Instructors deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum and academic counselors focus on ensuring students have the tools needed for success.

Since 1973, ITI Technical College has graduated thousands of students in technical programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges to ensure students receive the best education and training possible.

How To Apply

It is easy to find out if the Drafting & Design Technology Program is right for you and how to enroll. Start by calling one of our Admissions Specialists at (225) 752-4233 and schedule a tour today.

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Drafting & Design Technology

Associate in Occupational Studies Degree Program DD70T

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