Technical Drafting

WHAT DOES A TECHNICAL DRAFTER DO?

In a technical drafting career, you create plans to bring projects to life. Technical drafters utilize computer-aided design or CAD to become an indispensable part of any design team.  Preparing drawings and reproductions are all part of a day’s work. At Washburn Tech, you will use the latest tools and equipment to turn your career plan into reality.

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH 

This drafting program provides hands-on experience in the proper use of drafting tools, software and equipment. You will learn to prepare drawings and reproductions, and develop skills, knowledge and techniques for use in a variety of areas in the drafting field. Our program focuses on the fundamentals of CAD, emphasizing the use of computer hardware and software in processing and retrieving drawings and data files.  Other areas of study include applied algebra, geometry and trigonometry, as well as scientific and physical principles of construction and manufacturing materials and techniques. Attending full-time, you can complete the program in two semesters, while part-time and high school students can finish in four semesters. Upon completion, you will earn a 48 credit hour technical certificate and be eligible to complete an associate degree or more advanced degrees at Washburn University.

Click on the images below to watch animation videos created by Washburn Tech students utilizing CAD software.

   

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK 

Opportunities in this field are best for those who have completed four semesters of post-secondary training. Demand depends on the needs of local industry. According to the Kansas Department of Labor, the average entry-level salary for a civil drafter in 2015 was $15.38 an hour or $31,985 annually. The average wage was $20.90 an hour or $43,466 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Entry $31,985 $15.38
Average $43,466 $20.90

CERTIFICATIONS

OSHA-10

SCHEDULE

This program begins every August.

Daytime Options:
M-F 8:00a—11:10a (2 year pathway)
M-F 11:45a—2:55p (2 year pathway)
M-F 8:00a—2:55p (1 year pathway)