Drafting & Design Technology
Manufacturing & Industrial Fabrication
*Standard Occupational Classification System
Students desiring employment in Drafting and Design fields should complete the two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Drafting and Design Technology (AAS).
Students completing one year of the program may apply for an architectural or civil Drafting Certificate of Applied Science.
NEW: For those wanting a basic skills foundation and who intend to transition into a four-year program, the college is now offering an Associate of Science Degree in Drafting and Design (AS).
- Learn to interpret basic mechanical, architectural, civil and engineering data
- Graphically produce working drawings and detailed models for various disciplines
- Learn to utilize various technological
- 3-D modeling
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Construction Estimating
- Specialized software applications (AutoCAD, SDS/2, 3D Studio Max and more!)
- Internet resources
Job Outlook and Pay Info
|Median Wage (MT)*||$36,100.00|
|Median Wage (US)*||$44,490.00|
|Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010)||$25,959.80|
|Expected growth (MT)*
(projection through 2016)
|Expected growth (US)*
(projection through 2018)
|*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau|
|Graduate Placement Data|
- Computer applications
- Computer literate
- Mathematical skills
- High school drafting courses
- Problem-solving skills
Students in the Drafting program are required to buy tools for their laboratory experiences. A Tools List is available online or through the Office of New Student Services.