What is Computer Aided Drafting and Design?
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 are my career choices?
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.
|Computer Aided Drafting and Design Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Computer Aided Drafter||$47,603|
|Computer Aided Drafting and Design||$47,603|
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfers
- General Occupational & Technical Studies
- Computer Aided Drafting & Design
- Computer Assisted Drafter
- Civil Drafter
- Drafter Assistant
How do I start?
Provide Southeast with your ACT scores
Complete an Application for Admission "Start Here"
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.