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New Orientation Schedule Begins May 2nd. Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes for select programs begin Monday, June 12th, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

New Orientation Schedule Begins May 2nd. Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes for select programs begin Monday, June 12th, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

New Orientation Schedule Begins May 2nd. Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes for select programs begin Monday, June 12th, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

New Orientation Schedule Begins May 2nd. Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes for select programs begin Monday, June 12th, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

New Orientation Schedule Begins May 2nd. Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes for select programs begin Monday, June 12th, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

New Orientation Schedule Begins May 2nd. Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes for select programs begin Monday, June 12th, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

New Orientation Schedule Begins May 2nd. Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes for select programs begin Monday, June 12th, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

New Orientation Schedule Begins May 2nd. Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes for select programs begin Monday, June 12th, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

New Orientation Schedule Begins May 2nd. Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes for select programs begin Monday, June 12th, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

Atlantic Technical College

Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:

  • Demand for Architectural & Civil Drafter is expected to grow about 2.5%* between 2015 and 2023
  • Entry level wages for are about $16/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
    * Bureau of Labor Statistics
    **The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

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Drafting


Program Length: 1500 hours/approx. 14 months – full time

Schedule: M – F     7:05 a.m. –  1:50 p.m.

Admission Requirements:

  • 16 Years of Age or older
  • Complete a Program Orientation
  • Basic Skills Testing or Exemption
  • Interview with Program Counselor/Advisor

Course Content:

Instruction is designed to provide experience in all aspects of this graphic language and teaches students how to use it to express their individual creative ideas and designs. Students begin their training by learning drafting principles and techniques using traditional manual drafting boards and tools. They then advance to the extensive use of techniques and technology utilized to prepare 2-D Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) work using AutoCAD, 3-D Building Information and Modeling (BIM) drawings using Revit and advanced mechanical design drawings using SolidWorks.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • 3D Printing
  • Fundamentals of Architectural/Engineering Design
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Site/Plot Plan & Landscape Plan Designs
  • Civil Plan & Map Drawings
  • Floor, Roof, Foundation, HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Plan Drawings
  • Exterior Elevations, Sections & Details
  • Structural Framing Plan Drawings & Details
  • Electronic Drawings
  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Design
  • Multiview, Sectional, Fastener & Tool Drawings
  • Patterns & Surface Developments
  • Assembly, Detail, Pictorial Drawings
  • Welding, Industrial Piping, Pneumatic/Hydraulic Drawings
  • Auxiliary Drawings

Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Credit
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an Associates Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System.  Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.

For more information about the Drafting program,attend a program orientation. Or contact the counselor at vdhumphrey@browardschools.com.

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Step 1 Attend a Program Orientation

Step 2  Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria

  • See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
  • Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals. Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.

Step 3  Meet with your counselor/advisor

  • Receive test results
  • Discuss technical or academic program placement
  • Special needs
  • Financial aid
  • Registration procedures

Step 4  Registration and Enrollment

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