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Drafting Technology

Do you dream of your drawings becoming real life skyscrapers? Turn those dreams into something tangible and build your career in drafting with the Gwinnett Tech Drafting Technology program!

Gwinnett Tech’s Drafting Technology program will teach you how to create your drawings on today’s top drafting and design software. You’ll also learn about CAD fundamentals, technical drawing, residential and commercial drawing and more, graduating with all the skills necessary to enter this growing field.


The program is offered during the fall and spring semesters at our Lawrenceville and Alpharetta-North Fulton campuses. Program classes are scheduled for day or evening, and students may begin the program during the fall or spring semesters.

What are my program options?

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Take the first step towards a career in Drafting Technology and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you’re looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!

Our Drafting Technology advisory board will provide you with relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers.

Can I work while I learn?

Class schedules are designed to encourage student employment in the drafting industry while taking classes.

What career options will I have?

  • Architectural Drafter
  • CAD Operator
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Reproduction Technician

What can I expect from the Drafting Technology program?

Students in the Drafting Technology program train to become CAD Operators (drafters). Classes prepare students to use computer-aided drafting programs to help provide technical drawings and blueprints of a product or structure being built. You will also learn how to indicate the dimensions, details, specialized notations, and symbols necessary to convey instructions about the materials and assembly procedures required for the entire project’s completion. Most workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers. Successful drafters have a solid understanding of mathematics and science.

How much will it cost?

Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $100 per credit hour + fees. Great opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with HOPE Grant, HOPE scholarship, HOPE Career Grants and more!