Job Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor is projecting that employment opportunities in the drafting field will grow gradually at six percent between 2017-2025.

Job Potential Earnings

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, salaries for drafters start around $31,000 with typical salaries reaching about $48,000 per year, depending on the specialty.

Special Notice

  • The courses in this certificate program are also part of the Associate in Science degree in Drafting and Design Technology. Students need to contact the Admissions and Records office to apply for their certificate. After finishing the program, students are encouraged to continue their education by completing the courses in the AS degree.
  • Students should have basic math skills
  • ETD 1100C - Technical Drawing I, should be taken as early as possible
  • ETD 1530 - Architectural Drafting I, has a prerequisite of BCN 1001 - Building Construction, ETD 1100 - Technical Drawing and ETD 2320 - Computer Aided Drafting I or consent of instructor