Work Ready Scholarship



Computer Aided Drafting

Design your own career path!

Drafters prepare technical drawings and plans, which are used by production and construction workers to build everything from microchips to skyscrapers. These drawings provide guidelines and show how to construct a product or structure. Southeast is here to help you start drawing your own plans for a successful future!


What can I do?

Architectural drafters draw architectural and structural features of buildings for new construction projects.


Civil drafters prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in major construction or civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood-control projects, and water and sewage systems.

Electrical drafters prepare wiring and layout diagrams used by workers who erect, install, and repair electrical equipment and wiring in communication centers, power plants, electrical distribution systems, and buildings.

Electronics drafters draw wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings used in the manufacture, installation, and repair of electronic devices and components.


Mechanical drafters prepare drawings showing the detail and method of assembly of a wide variety of machinery and mechanical devices, indicating dimensions, fastening methods, and other requirements.

Process piping or pipeline drafters prepare drawings used in the layout, construction, and operation of oil and gas fields, refineries, chemical plants, and process piping systems.



What are my options?


  • Associate Degree
  • General Occupational & Technical Studies



  • Drafter Assistant

How do I start?

Provide Southeast with your ACT scores
Complete an Application for Admission "Start Here"
Send high school/GED transcripts to Southeast
Meet with CAD faculty

Contact Information

Gary L. Steenbergen, Professor
Office: Middlesboro Campus, Science & Technology Building, Office 226
Phone: 606-248-0679


Computer Aided Drafting program brochure