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Career Technical Education


Skilled Drafters create design drawings and prototypes for industries that include architecture, interior design, urban planning and design, and product manufacturing.

Students in Drafting programs learn to prepare technical drawings for fields that include architecture, engineering, science and manufacturing. Through hands-on projects, students learn to produce drawings and models using mechanical and computer assisted design (CAD) technology. They also develop skills related to sketching, geometric construction, orthographic projection, 3D solid modeling, shading/rendering, architecture, interior design and building construction.

Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Drafting. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.


More Information: Program Overview (PDF)

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Last Updated: September 14, 2022

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