The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment in the drafting industry.

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Architecture and Construction career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Architecture and Construction career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to freehand sketching, drafting by hand and computer and 3D modeling.

Career Opportunities:

  • Blueprint Reader
  • Drafting Assistant
  • Drafting Detailer
  • Architectural Drafter

Employment Outlook:

Overall employment of drafters is projected to decline 2% from 2020 to 2030.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $27.87 hourly or $57,960 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1500 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program.  Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AIntroduction to Drafting150 Hours
OCP BDrafting Assistant450 Hours
OCP CDrafting Detailer 1
Drafting Detailer 2
150 Hours
150 Hours
OCP DArchitectural Drafter150 Hours
OCP ECivil Drafter150 Hours
OCP FMechanical Drafter150 Hours
OCP GStructural Drafter150 Hours
Total: 1500 Hours

Location & Course’s Schedule:

This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge in multi-view drawings, sectional views, auxiliary drawings, basic dimensioning, pictorial drawings, surface developments, basic computer aided drafting functions, and physical 3-D model from a 2-D drawing. Drafting is available at the following school (s):


Miami Senior Adult Education Center Monday – Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:


Miami Senior Adult Education Center
(305) 649-9800

Barbara Piedra



Ext. 2381


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