Drafting and Computer Drafting Technology

Drafting and Computer Drafting Technology Fundamentals

Drafting is the graphical language of the engineer and technician - professional drafters prepare technical drawings and plans for everything from toys to spacecrafts to office buildings.

  • Core curriculum provides a strong foundation in:
    • mathematics
    • building construction
    • manufacturing processes
    • technical drawing
    • communication
    • computer skills
  • Learn to compile detailed drawings based on rough sketches, specifications and calculations made by engineers, architects and designers.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

Laboratory work in electrical, mechanical, structural, surveying, drafting and 3D computer drafting is incorporated in program. Drafting and Computer Drafting Technology Program maintains:

  • two drafting laboratories
  • Computer-aided Drafting Laboratory, utilizing AutoCAD and SolidWorks software

Real-world Experience

You are encouraged to gain important practical professional experience through an internship or the University’s optional cooperative education program. Participation gives you firsthand experience in the drafting and computer drafting technology field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school. As an added benefit, you’ll earn a competitive salary.

Engineering and Science Technology Student Organization

Interact with other engineering and science technology students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

  • Tau Alpha Pi (engineering and science technology honor society)

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Engineering and Science Technology

Contact: Brian Ballou

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in drafting and computer drafting technology paves the way to career opportunities in a variety of disciplines, including:

  • mechanical
  • manufacturing
  • surveying
  • structural technologies

Career Outlook

Opportunities in the field are increasing, fueled by industrial growth and today’s complex design problems. Drafters who can apply a higher level of technical knowledge to a broader range of responsibilities will have the best job opportunities.  

Career Center

The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • Career Resource Library
  • co-op/internships through Career Advantage Network
  • computer stations for resume writing and employment research
  • UA Career Fairs