Drafting Technology

The Drafting Technology program at Columbus Technical College prepares students for work in many different engineering, architectural, and construction environments. Students in the program will learn the skills necessary to utilize the newest Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software, create drawing according to industry standards, and even use 3D printing for rapid prototyping.

What is Drafting?

Drafting is the creation of drawings and other graphical aids that communicate ideas in engineering and architecture. Essentially, drafting is the creation of a 2D representation of a 3D object.

Why is Drafting Important?

Drafting is integral to our modern way of living. Everything that is produced, from the car you drive to the device you are reading this on, has a drawing or multiple drawings associated with it that a drafter created.

What kind of pay can I expect from a job in Drafting?

For information regarding average pay rates for drafters, see the Bureau of Labor Statistics site here.

What classes will I have to take?

For detailed information about each academic track in drafting, see the catalog entries below.

Drafting Technology, Associate of Applied Science - DT13

Drafting Technology, Diploma - DT12

Drafter’s Assistant, Certificate - DA31

Live Work

To help our students gain hands-on experience,  "Live Work Services" are offered for faculty, staff, students, and/or the general public. Click below to fill out our interest form. Please note that availability depends on where our students are in their program, their schedules, etc.

Drafting Live Work inquiry form