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Program Length:
1500 hours (approximately 14 months – full time)

Program Offered:
August & January

Delivery Method:
Traditional – 100% classroom based

Days & Times:
Monday – Friday     7:05 a.m. –  1:50 p.m.

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 Modeling (BIM) drawings using Revit, and advanced mechanical design drawings using SolidWorks.

Students will be able to see their efforts come to life as their projects are created in three dimensions through the latest technology in rapid prototyping using a 3-D printer.  Rapid prototyping is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using 3-D Computer Aided Design (CAD) data from a digital file.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • 3D Printing
  • Assembly, Detail, & Pictorial Drawings
  • Auxiliary Drawings
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Civil Plan & Map Drawings
  • Electronic Drawings
  • Exterior Elevations, Sections & Details
  • Floor, Roof, Foundation, HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Plan Drawings
  • Fundamentals of Architectural/Engineering Design
  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Design
  • Multiview, Sectional, Fastener & Tool Drawings
  • Patterns & Surface Developments
  • Site/Plot Plan & Landscape Plan Designs
  • Structural Framing Plan Drawings & Details
  • Welding, Industrial Piping, & Pneumatic/Hydraulic 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 Standing
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry certification, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College. Students must enroll within two (2) years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry certifications.

For more information about the Drafting program, sign up today for a program orientation. Or contact the counselor at [email protected].

Job Outlook in the South Florida Tri-County area:

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the current South Florida Tri-County entry annual salary range for Drafting positions is approximately $38,800 – $41,600.  Actual wages may vary according to education, certifications, and experience.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity