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.
- Blueprint Reader
- Drafting Assistant
- Drafting Detailer
- Architectural Drafter
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.
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 A||Introduction to Drafting||150 Hours|
|OCP B||Drafting Assistant||450 Hours|
|OCP C||Drafting Detailer 1|
Drafting Detailer 2
|OCP D||Architectural Drafter||150 Hours|
|OCP E||Civil Drafter||150 Hours|
|OCP F||Mechanical Drafter||150 Hours|
|OCP G||Structural Drafter||150 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:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Miami Senior Adult Education Center
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Drafters,on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/drafters.htm.