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Drafting & Design Technology

  • Golden Triangle campus
  • Associate's Degree program
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.
See required courses link for more information.





Drafting is the act of composing plans or drawings
that visually communicate how something functions
or should be constructed. Drafting is the visual

language of industry, engineering and architecture.​


Career Opportunities:


This program prepares students for entry-level employment as drafters, detailers or CAD technicians in fields such as architecture, engineering, surveying and mapping.



Sample courses:


Statics & Strength of Materials: Study of forces acting on bodies; movement of forces; stress of materials; basic machine design; beams, columns, and connections.


Architectural Design II: Emphasizes standard procedures and working drawings. Details involving architectural, mechanical, electrical, and structural drawings are covered, along with presentation of drawings and computer-aided design assignments.


Advanced CAD: Designed as a continuation of Intermediate CAD. Emphasis is placed on attributes, slide shows, the user coordinate system, 3-D faces, and solid modeling, rendering and presentation.





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

Burkhalter Rigging

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

Pritchard Engineering

Pryor & Morrow Architects

Springer Engineering

Trim Joist





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