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Career Area: Architecture and Construction
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-614-3
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Drafting Technician Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

  • CAD Technician
  • CAD Designer

Drafting Technician Programs

Drafting Technicians uniquely blend both creativity and analytical skills to bring the vision of an architect or engineer to life. In this career, you will use software to convert designs into technical drawings that will guide the creation of buildings, tools or systems. 

Drafting Technicians work in various positions within the engineering, architectural, construction and manufacturing industries. As a student in this program, you will create working drawings and technical drawings from rough sketches or from scratch. Skills include the visualize of forms and shapes from blueprints and sketches, applying technical knowledge, attention to details, and competence on the latest versions of AutoCAD and REVIT software.

Drafting Technician graduates will be able to:

  • Develop construction documents
  • Identify basic construction materials and systems
  • Use computer-aided drafting and architecture-related software
  • Utilize office practices and standards
  • Utilize the Enrolled Wisconsin Commercial Building Code incorporating the International Building Code
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Northwood Tech Drafting Technician at Northwood Tech