Drafting

About the Career

Turning ideas into designs, drafters create electrical, mechanical, product or architectural plans and find opportunities in many industries. A well-paying career, drafting requires only an associate degree to reach a high level of success.

The median salary for drafters is $53,480 per year (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Drafting requires only an associate degree to reach a high level of success.

Major career fields for drafters include:

  • Architectural
  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Piping
  • Electrical
  • Structural

About the Program

COM prepares drafting students through hands-on classes in a variety of computer-aided design (CAD) software. Students compile portfolios of their drafts to present to employers, and they can complete an internship for real-world experience.

The Associate of Applied Science in drafting advances students’ skills in many types of drafting. Students have also completed core curriculum courses such as English, humanities and math.

From a Graduate

Tim Guade

“For once in my life I wake up excited to go to work. It’s always something new."

Tim Gaude graduated with an associate of applied science in drafting and works for a local company.

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