Drafting Program Overview

  • In the Drafting Program, students learn to communicate thoughts and ideas by using graphic representation. Drafting students translate design concepts through sketches, details, assemblies, and specifications. To generate their drawings, Drafting students use computer-aided-drafting (CAD) systems, technical handbooks, tables, and calculators. Students increase their general technical knowledge by learning engineering and manufacturing processes used in industry.

    The drafting curriculum provides instruction predominately in mechanical drafting, along with limited instruction in architectural, civil, piping, structural, electronic, and electrical drafting. Field trips to local businesses provide a realistic industrial setting of an engineering/design department. Senior students complete a "senior design project" and are also encouraged to participate in the co-op job placement program.

    The Drafting shop generates drawings required for projects that are being completed by other shops such as Precision Machining, Metal Fabrication, and Carpentry.

    Objectives of a Drafting student are accuracy, legibility, neatness, and speed. Students should also have the ability to visualize objects, along with possessing good communication and math skills.

Diman Drafting Program


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Skills & Careers

  • Students graduating from Diman have a variety of job options open to them. Below is a partial list of jobs Diman grads from this program are qualified for, depending on their level of education.

    Diman Diploma 2 Year College 4 Year College
    • Detailed draftsperson
    • Drafter assistant
    • CAD detailer
    • Technical salesperson
    • Mechanical drafter
    • Architectural drafter
    • CAD drafter
    • Design checker
    • CAD manager/engineering technician
    • Civil engineering technician
    • Electrical engineering technician
    • Landscape designer
    • Marine engineering technician
    • Design manager
    • CAD specialist/manager
    • Civil engineer
    • Structural engineer
    • Field engineer
    • Mechanical engineer
    • Industrial engineer
    • Manufacturing engineer

    Skills & Skill Areas

    • Introduction to Drafting
    • Paper, Borders, & Title Blocks
    • Lettering & Linework
    • Scales & Measurements
    • Instrument Drawing
    • Technical Mathematics
    • Geometric Construction
    • Multiview Projection
    • Dimensioning
    • Manufacturing Practices
    • Reproduction & Filing
    • Introduction to Computers
    • File Management & Back-up
    • Introduction to AutoCAD
    • AutoCAD Commands
    • Plotting & Printing
    • Working Drawings
    • Revolutions
    • Sectional Views
    • Auxiliary Views
    • Isometrics
    • Intersections & Developments
    • Fasteners & Springs
    • Welding Representation
    • Introduction to Architecture
    • Architectural Drawings
    • Civil Drawings
    • Piping Drawings
    • Structural Drawings
    • Electrical & Electronic Drawings
    • Power Transmission Systems
    • Design Concepts
    • Advanced CAD Applications
    • Employment Preparation

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