Drafting

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Creating Drawings and Plans
Drafting
3D modeling
Studying fundamentals of drafting
Program Costs

* Program costs subject to change

Industry Credentials

NCCER
OSHA
ADDA
Simulated Workplace

The Drafting program allows students to learn to take ideas and bring them to life through an exacting process in the construction and manufacturing fields.

Drafting Badge

The program provides students with the knowledge and skills that can help graduates enter into the drafting and design field. If you are creative and are interested in how things are built, you may have a knack for drafting and design. Skills taught include creating drawings, plans and computer models.

What are the classes about?

  • Create drawings and models for architectural, mechanical, structural, civil and piping drafting with software such as AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, SolidWorks and Chief Architect
  • Complete drawings using orthographic projection, points of view, and shape descriptions
  • Learn the techniques of lettering, and rocognize the lines used in mechanical and architectural drawings as well as the representation of math operations in drafting
  • Understand the use of drafting vocabulary, geometry, and instruments in the layout of drafting problems and geometric designs
  • Understand the capabilities, applications, and development of CAD software and use it to draw basic objects using lines, circles, and arcs
  • Become proficient with the advanced applications of the software including plotting/printing, drawing file storage and sharing, software personalization, and 3D modeling

What skills will students learn?

  • Fundamentals of manual drafting and utilize industry standard CAD software to create mechanical and architectural drawings

Students will also perform several “hands-on” activities including 3D Modeling and prototyping using a 3D printer. Academic work in class will include: studying fundamentals of drafting, drafting techniques, mechanical and architectural drafting.

What Credentials are available?

  • Certified architectural apprentice drafter
  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Certificate
  • American Design Drafting Association-Architectural Apprentice Drafter
  • American Design Drafting Association = Mechanical Apprentice Drafter

What jobs/job titles are available to the students after graduation?

  • Architectural Apprentice Drafter
  • Structural Detailer
  • Quality Technician
  • Computer Graphics Technician
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Computer Aided Design Technician
  • Mechanical Apprentice Drafter
  • Building Information Modeler
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Construction Business Manager
  • Prepress Technician
  • Multimedia Technician
  • Civil Drafter
  • Draftsman
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Field Engineer
  • 3-D Animator

What work skills will be needed for these jobs?

  • Critical thinker
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Mathematical
  • Strong communication and reading
  • Team player

What skills should a student have to be successful in your program?

Students need to have good math, reading and communication skills.
Students will also need to be drug free.

Program Requirements

Students must pass the NCCER Core Safety and obtain the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety certification.

For Adult General Admission Requirements, click here.

Simulated Workplace Requirements

This program participates in the Simulated Workplace environment. For details and requirements, click here

Technology Requirements

Students will be provided with any technology instruction, devices and software required. Students should have general computer literacy.

Student Organization

Students may enroll in SkillsUSA.

Program Length

2 Academic Years (22 months)  – 1080 clock hours (Adults may attend part-time only)

Consisting of eight (8), nine-week courses of 135 clock hours each

Schedule of Courses

Course Frequency:  Each course offered once each academic year

1st Year  Schedule:  Monday-Friday 8:30am – 11:00am

1729 Fundamentals of Drafting 

1727 Drafting Techniques

1728 Computer Aided Drafting

1726 Structural Steel Drafting

2nd Year  Schedule:  Monday – Friday  12:30pm – 3:00pm

1725 Mechanical Drafting

1721 Architectural Drafting

1722 Piping Systems Drafting

1723 Civil Drafting

Syllabi

1729 Fundamentals
1727 Techniques
1728 Computer Aided Drafting
1726 Structural Steel
1725 Mechnical
1721 Architectural
1722 Piping

Course Descriptions

1729 Fundamentals of Drafting

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for all courses in the Drafting Program of Study. Areas of study include tools and equipment, measurement, basic drafting techniques, freehand technical sketching, orthographic projection, dimensioning, basic computer skills, and drawing techniques. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics, and students will explore a variety of career opportunities. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1727 Drafting Techniques

This course introduces the student to techniques used in advanced orthographic projection. Areas of study include sectioning, pictorial views, auxiliary views, patterns and developments, dimensioning, advanced 2D CAD techniques, and basic 3D modeling in CAD. Students will demonstrate knowledge and technical expertise in various fundamental drafting techniques. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organizations, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1728 Computer Aided Drafting

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for advanced computer aided drafting. Areas of study include paper space/model space, layout, and add‐on software. Students will demonstrate knowledge and technical expertise in the use of CAD software. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics, and students will explore a variety of career opportunities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to drafting, design, and engineering occupations. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities.

1726 Structural Steel Drafting

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for structural steel drafting. Areas of study include structural steel, high strength bolts, welding symbols and structural truss floor plans. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics, and students will explore a variety of career opportunities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to drafting, design and related engineering occupations. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities.

1725 Mechanical Drafting

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills necessary for mechanical drafting. Areas of study include advanced dimensioning techniques, assembly drawings, threads and fasteners, gears and cams, welding, and basic solid modeling. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics, and students will explore a variety of career opportunities. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1721 Architectural Drafting

This course introduces students to the specialization of architectural drawing and design. Areas of study include architectural styles, floor plans, dimensioning and annotation, site and foundation plans, elevations and section layouts, and residential utilities. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics, and students will explore a variety of career opportunities. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1722 Piping Systems Drafting

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for piping drafting. Areas of study include piping, joints and fittings, valves, and schematics and layouts. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics, and students will explore a variety of career opportunities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to drafting, design, and related engineering occupations. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities.

1723 Civil Drafting

This course will introduce students to the specialization of civil drafting and design. Areas of study include maps and construction and utilization of survey data. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics and students will explore a variety of career opportunities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to drafting, design and related engineering occupations. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities.