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

In the News

  • Diman gets $500,000 to support emerging technologies

    he world of work is getting smaller, much smaller, Thomas Aubin said. Workers in 10 or 15 years will have to be adept at the needs of nanotechnology, making the machines and tools to operate robots that will require a microscope to see. They will have to make objects with such precision that one ten thousands of an inch is sloppy. (10/18/17)

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  • Diman students help the American dream come true by building a new house

    Other than getting your kids more education than you ever had, home ownership is probably the most-desired piece of the American Dream.

    At 132 Duluth St., in the Maplewood neighborhood, a piece of the American dream is a neat ranch house that is almost finished, ready for a lucky first-time homebuyer. (3/24/17)

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  • The Eiffel Tower comes to Diman

    Diman senior Drafting student Tyler Gillis couldn’t make it to Paris, so he brought a bit of Paris to Fall River. Unable to join the International Club’s trip to Paris in during his freshman year in 2013, Gillis was inspired to build a model of the Eiffel Tower on one of the program’s 3D printers. (3/9/17)

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  • Diman students rolling into the future with energy-efficient car project

    Diman students have been working, long distance, with students at the University of Alabama to create an energy-efficient Camaro. (9/29/16)

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  • Diman students put heart into family's new home

    Thomas F. Aubin has a phrase he likes to tell people: His city’s neighborhoods can reclaim their glory days one home at a time. That assertion by Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School’s soon-to-be superintendent-director took root Monday afternoon, with 37 Chicago Street in Fall River at long last holding an open house showcase. (6/28/16)

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