Drafting Design Technician

The design drafting profession affects everything done, every day, by every individual. Without a plan or visual graphic, nothing can be manufactured, built, made, or sold. The CAD graduate works on many levels in the engineering, architectural, and manufacturing world. Graduates qualify for career opportunities with engineering and architectural firms, machinery manufacturers, architectural and structural manufacturers, and construction companies. On the drafting level, they create working drawings from rough sketches or layouts that have been prepared by engineers, architects, and designers. The designer/drafter must be able to visualize forms and shapes from blueprints and sketches, understand and apply theoretical principles and technical knowledge, concentrate on details, and use independent judgment in planning work and solving problems. Computers are the tools of their trade. They are competent on the latest versions of CAD and modeling software.

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Drafting Design Technician
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Technical Diploma
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