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Drafting / Design Technology

Drafting/Design Technology

PA Dept of Education | CIP Code 15.1301

Drafting/Design Technology is directed at preparing senior high school students who will, upon graduation, become employed as entry level technicians, engineering aids, drafts persons, and/or CAD operators, in various fields. Generally, these students will also be qualified for admission to a technical school, junior college, commonwealth campus, or an accredited four year college or university. This course offers the student the flexibility of learning a usable technical trade for entry-level employment or for preparing for future educational goals.

The course is intended to give the student an opportunity to: develop essential skills using both the drawing board and computer in engineering graphics; produce mechanical and architectural drawings; create virtual and actual prototypes as proof of concept; apply mathematical tools for problem solving; and to develop attitude and work habits relative to the standards of the technician.

The student should possess an interest and strength in mathematics, experience with computers, and be able to work well in teams and group settings.

Occupational Profile: For information on this occupation's description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state and national wages, and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor's site for this career field at:

Business Partners:
Cambria County GIS
Hayes large Architects
Keller Engineers
McLanahan's Corp.
Penn State Univ.-Altoona
Stiffler McGraw & Assoc.

Dusty Mauk

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