Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Major

A major/degree in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General is a program that prepares individuals to generally apply technical skills to create working drawings and computer simulations for a variety of applications.

Includes instruction in specification interpretation, dimensioning techniques, drafting calculations, material estimation, technical communications, computer applications, and interpersonal communications.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General (use the College Search feature and enter "drafting and design" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General?

There are many career options available starting with a certificate or an associate major/degree in this field.  You may get your start in positions such as (but not limited to) mechanical drafter, electrical drafter, or civil drafter.  With additional formal education, you can expand your career opportunities into 3D modeling, land development, agriculture, highway, aeronautical, pipeline, and more.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General