Mechanical Drafting Technology

The mechanical drafting technology curriculum prepares students to apply technical skills and advanced computer software and hardware to create working drawings, graphic representations and computer simulations for mechanical and industrial designs. CAD, 3D modeling, and the importance of technically correct drawings and designs based on current standards are emphasized.

Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology and instruction in engineering graphics, specification interpretation, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, drafting calculations, two dimensional and three dimensional engineering design, solids modeling, engineering animation, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided design (CADD) and manufacturing materials and processes.

Graduates should qualify for employment in mechanical areas such as manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries.

Program Chair
Tony Bean

Tony Bean


North Campus

Mechanical drafting technicians generally work in industrial settings on a full-time basis.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mechanical drafters have an average salary of $57,630 in the state of North Carolina as of May 2020.

You'll learn how to create technical drawings from ideas and sketches!