Technical Design

Drafting is the act of composing plans that visually communicate how something functions or is to be constructed.  Also known as technical drawing, it is essential in industry and engineering for communicating ideas using common symbols, perspectives, units of measure, and page layout.   This type of drawing is extremely precise versus the forms of expressive drawing known as visual arts.  Individuals who choose a career in Drafting and Illustrative Design work in construction, architecture, and engineering.

Program Offered At
Potential Industry Certifications / Credentials
Areas of Study

  • Instruction and learning activities in a laboratory setting using hands-on experiences with drafting instruments, equipment, materials, as well as computer-aided drawing and design.
  • Students also apply basic skills in communications, mathematics, science, and design/problem-solving processes to enhance hands-on experiences.
  • Provides the skills necessary to read and create blueprints for home and business construction. Drawings created show details and dimensions, explain procedure, and list materials.
  • Activities may include the production of orthographic, auxiliary, sectional, engineering, and architectural drawings.
  • Safety procedures, tools, equipment materials, and processes related to drafting occupations are an integral part of the daily classroom and laboratory lessons.
  • Classroom lessons and labs prepare students to enter careers that focus on the planning and technical aspects of Drafting/Illustrative Design and continue their education in the field.

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
Labor Market Information

This program supports students' college and career readiness. Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor degree program without the need for remediation. Students need these same attributes and levels of achievement to enter and succeed in post-secondary workforce education or to enter a career path offering a living wage and future advancement.