According to the Bureau of Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, employment opportunities in the drafting field will grow about six percent between 2017 and 2025. Demands for particular drafting specialties vary as jobs are sensitive to changes in the economy.
Job Potential Earnings
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, salaries for drafters start around $31,872 and can average around $45,926.00 per year depending on skill level and size of the industry.
- No certification is required for this program.
- Students should have basic math skills.
- Non-prerequisite courses should be taken as early as possible. Non-prerequisite courses are:
- ETD 2238 Math for Drafting and CAD
- BCN 1001 Building Construction
- ETC 1250 Properties of Materials
- ETI 1411 Introduction to Manufacturing
- ETD 1100C Technical Drawing I
- This program also includes a 120 hour internship course to reinforce classroom and lab training.