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Drafting

14 days ago

INTRODUCTION

In the drafting program students receive college credit from technical prep classes that would be used to-ward a degree from colleges like:

  • New England Technical Institute
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  •  Fitchburg State University
  • University of Massachusetts - Lowell


Starting Salaries


  • Entry Level - Beginning at $15 per hour depending on company 
  • Degree level - $45,000 and up to start depending on experience, education, and company

High School Graduate Opportunities

  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Detailer
  • Engineering Assistant Designer
  • Architectural Drafter Technician

College Degree Employment

  • Mechanical 

  • Engineer Architect 

  • Structural Engineer/Civil Engineer

Academic Recommendations

  • Algebra I & II 
  • History
  • Trigonometry 
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Science/Chemistry/Biology
  •  Computer Application

Equipment / Software 


  • Dell Workstation Class Computers
  •  State-of-the Art Workstations
  • State-of-the Art Projection Systems
  •  Makerbot Replicator 2X 3D Printer
  • 17” Widescreen monitors
  •  Ergonomic Workstations
  •  HP Designjet Plotter
  • Epson/3M projection Systems
  • Autodesk - AutoCAD
  • Autodesk - Inventor Professional Suite
  • Autodesk - Revit Architecture Suite

  • Cadsoft - Envisioneer

  • Dassault Systems - Solidworks

  • Google Sketchup




                                                     What will you learn ?



  • Alphabet of lines
  • Auxiliary andIsometric views
  • Dimensioning
  • Developments
  • Measuring/sketching
  • Orthographic projection
  •  Sectioning
  •  Architectural Standards
  • Mechanical Standards
  •  Casting/Weldments
  • Develop a personalportfolio
  •  Design Process & Tasks


  • Gears/Jigs & Fixtures
  •  Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  •  Electrical Schematics
  • Threads and Fasteners
  • CAD Systems
  • 3D Solid Modeling
  •  Interact with Machine shop -Manufacturing-Robotics
  •  Manual drafting and a drafting board
  • Presentation Skills