The Drafting and Design Technology curriculum prepares the student for employment in the field of technical graphical representation. The classroom training provides a sound foundation in the basics of drafting practice and is closely related to actual industrial standards. The subjects taught include architectural drafting, machine drafting, surveying, civil drafting, and computer-aided drafting. In order to meet industrial demands, computer-aided drafting is the basis of all courses.
Completion of the two-year program leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree. As part of this degree program, students will also be able to take the Autodesk Certified User Exam.
This program requires an ACT Score of 16 in the Composite and Math areas as well as a Silver Certificate on the Workkeys exam. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations.
This program prepares students for entry-level employment as drafters, detailers or CAD technicians in fields such as architecture, engineering, surveying and mapping.
The median salary for an experienced CAD designer in the Southeastern United States is about $45,000 annually.
Here's a look at companies that have recently hired EMCC Drafting & Design graduates:
Associated Architectural Products
Ceco Building Systems
Crowder Engineering and Surveying Inc.
Glenn Machine Works
Gulf States Manufacturers
Johnson McAdams Surveying and Mapping LLC
Main Street Forest Products
Mississippi State University
Pryor & Morrow Architects