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    Career & Technical Education

    Drafting and Design Technology

    Program Description

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    In the Drafting and Design Technology program, students learn the foundational skills for drawing blueprints through the study and application of basic drafting techniques and engineering/architectural drawing. Students utilize computer-aided design (CAD) programs such as AutoCAD, Inventor and REVIT to create their own designs and blueprints. Students explore the multitude of career pathways in engineering and architecture to understand their post-high school options.


    Completer Courses

    • Integrated Design/CAD 1
    • Integrated Design/CAD 2

    Schools Offering Completer

    • CAT North

    Articulated/Proficiency Credit

    Anne Arundel Community College (AACC)

    • ACH 111 Graphic Communication: Composition and Delineation (3 credits)
    • ENT 241 Computer-Aided Drafting (3 credits)

    Career Opportunities upon Program Completion

    • Mechanical Drafters ($45,600 - $104,930)
    • Architectural and Civil Drafters ($43,260 - $100,220)
    • Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programers ($45,990 - $77,980)

    Career Opportunities with Additional Education and Training

    • Commercial and Industrial Designers ($38,170 - $91,050)
    • Civil Engineers ($59,640 - $132,200)
    • Mechanical Engineers ($66,840 - $162,860)

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