Drafting is viewed as the graphic language of the industrial world. Drafters develop clear, complete and accurate working plans, maps and detailed drawings based on rough sketches and specifications furnished by engineers, architects or designers. Today, computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems are the principal tool used to prepare drawings.

Drafters usually work for architectural, engineering or construction firms, government agencies, mining firms and manufacturing industries. Drafting training also opens many doors to management, supervision and inspection positions where the ability to read and interpret technical drawings are valuable skills.

If you are seeking a career in computer-aided drafting, these competency-based courses will enable you to develop the skills that are essential for future employment. Professionals from various drafting disciplines worked closely with course designers and developers to ensure that you will have the requisite skills and knowledge necessary to enter the field of drafting.

The drafting curriculum is certified by the American Design Drafting Association and maintains compliance with engineering and industry standards.

The Drafting and CAD Technology diploma program is presented in 15-week cycles and includes:

Drafting and CAD Technician Diploma – This comprehensive diploma program introduces you to the drawings prepared by drafters in the following disciplines: architectural, civil, electrical, electronic, mechanical and process piping.

The Drafting and CAD Technology certificate/diploma programs are offered through  the Regents Online Campus Collaborative for the following Colleges of Applied Technology locations:
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