Drafting & CAD Technology


The mission of the Drafting program is to teach individuals the correct procedures, skills and attitudes necessary to become successfully employed in today’s modern technological field of drafting. Drafters prepare technical drawings and plans used by production and construction workers to build manufactured products; examples of these may include toys, appliances, industrial machinery, spacecraft, structures, home plans, office buildings, and oil and gas pipelines.  Drawings provide visual guidelines showing the technical details of the products and structures, specifying dimensions, materials to be used, procedures and processes to be followed.  A student in the Drafting & CAD Technology program will work with several software programs, including AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit,  SolidWorks, Chief Architect, and Microsoft Office applications.

Certifications Available: Autodesk Certified User (ACU)


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,248.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $990.28

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Assistant Drafter432Certificate
Detail Drafter864Certificate
Civil Drafter1728Diploma
Drafting and CAD Technician1728Diploma
Mechanical Drafter1728Diploma
Residential Architecture Drafter1728Diploma
Structrural Drafter1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
813 West Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462

Job Duties

Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 1,270

Current job openings per year: 130

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