Drafting/CADD

Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings.

Drafters are known for being inquisitive and creative and work well where they are allowed room for self-expression. They can be inquisitive and investigative and like to be alone in their thoughts. Do you have strengths in math and are you a critical thinker? A career in drafting may be for you.

Career Pathways: Architect, Engineer, Construction Manager, Cost Estimator, Interior Designer.

Typical Salary: The median annual wage was $56,830 as of May 2019.

Drafting I

Grade: 11 or 12 (Double blocked/1 semester)

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: None - Students who have taken Technical Drawing & Design may enroll

Industry Credential: AutoCAD certified user

Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction


Drafting II (Architectural)

Grade: 12 (Double blocked/1 semester)

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: Drafting I or Architectural Drawing & Design

Industry Credential: AutoDesk Revit user

Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Drafters,at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/drafters.htm (visited February 10, 2021).