Students are expected to:
1. Be willing and able to learn required math skills
2. Possess strong science ability
3. Possess good computer skills
4. Develop creative imagination with the ability to visualize in three dimensions
5. Be able to work individually and or with others
6. Be able to read and write at or near grade level
Drafting/Design Technology is directed at preparing senior high school students who will, upon graduation, become employed as entry level technicians, engineering aide, draftspersons, and/or CAD operators, in various fields. Generally, these students will also be qualified for admission to a technical school, junior college, commonwealth campus, or an accredited four year college or university. This course offers the student the flexibility of learning a usable technical trade for entry-level employment or for preparing for future educational goals.
The course is intended to give the student an opportunity to: develop essential skills using both the drawing board and computer in engineering graphics; produce mechanical and architectural drawings; create virtual and actual prototypes as proof of concept; apply mathematical tools for problem solving; and to develop attitude and work habits relative to the standards of the technician.
The student should possess an interest and strength in mathematics, experience with computers, and be able to work well in teams and group settings.
For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field click here.
Opportunities for college credit
GACTC graduates can get a jump start on post-secondary education by taking advantage of the various articulation and/or dual enrollment opportunities. Click here to review the college credit opportunities for the Drafting/Design Technology program.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Dusty Mauk
Instructor of Drafting / Design Technology