2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jun 23, 2021  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drafting Technology AAS Program Fact Sheet

What is a Drafter? CAD-Operators, also known as drafters, are usually employed by manufacturing firms and construction companies. they use computer aided drafting programs to help provide technical drawing and blueprints of a product or structure being built. They may work with engineers, architects, and other professionals in producing plans and drawings. They add the dimensions, details, specialized notations, and symbols to convey instructions about the materials and assembly procedures required for the entire project’s completion. Successful drafters have a solid understanding of mathematics and science.
Degrees and Certificates
  • Drafting Technology, AAS
  • Drafting Technology, Diploma
  • Advanced CAD Technician, Certificate
  • CAD Operator, Certificate
  • Drafter’s Assistant, Certificate
Prerequisite Courses
  1. FYES 1000  
  2. Degree level proficiency required to take degree level General Education courses. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
Length of Program Degree/diploma: 4 semesters
62 Credit Hours
Semester Program Begins Fall and spring semester
Application Process Applicants to the Drafting Technology degree program must meet all Admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCPLACER test, if required.
Program Deadlines You may enter in the fall semester.
For more information, contact: Clifford Achille, instructor, AClifford@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6640.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email ACTTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

2016 Median pay            $89,300 to $93,480
Entry level education            Associate degree, diploma, certificate
Number of jobs, 2014 - 2024            70,100
Job growth, 2014 - 2024            7%