The Engineering Graphics and Design Technology program prepares students for careers as draftsmen in engineering-related trades or as technicians linking the skilled worker and the engineer or architect. Instruction includes fundamentals of drafting, orthographic projection, multi-view drawing, dimensioning, and pictorial drawing. The program also emphasizes engineering production drafting, machine drafting, structural steel detailing, industrial pipe drafting, civil and map drafting, land surveying, and architectural drafting. Students will also receive training on the latest computer-aided drafting software by AutoCAD.
Courses are taught year round during the day and evening for full-time and part-time students to accommodate a wide range of schedules.
The national average for annual earnings is $44,600 and the hourly earnings is $21.46. The top 10% annual earnings is $70,800 and the hourly earnings is $34.05.
Draftsmen work in offices in a variety of industries. Although they work primarily in offices, they may travel to testing facilities, design centers, clients’ exhibit sites, users’ homes or workplaces, and places where the product is manufactured.
Employment of industrial designers is projected to
grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024. Consumer demand for new products and new product styles should sustain the demand for industrial designers.