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How Can I Become a Drafter

I don't quite know yet what type of drafting I want to pursue, but can someone walk me through the process?

My main concern is college, and if I need to attend, for how long should I go? #college #university #cad #drafting #architectural-drafting #structural-drafting

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Daniela’s Answer

Hi Efe!!

There it is some useful paths:

  • Enroll in the right courses to get the ball rolling in this field of work. High school courses in mathematics (especially geometry), science such as physics, computer classes and CAD drafting classes can all be useful background to have.

  • Find out if the classes you will take will focus on a particular specialty, such as architecture or engineering. The standards for drafting and the programs used are slightly different for different fields. You will leave open the most options if you

  • Learn various CAD systems and other drawing software as technology is quickly advancing in the 21st century. Very few drafters produce drawings manually.

  • Learn at least some basics of design. If nothing else, this understanding will help you communicate with the engineers, architects, and designers who will be your colleagues.

  • Get an internship. It will give you a competitive edge and you'll start your career with more experience.


Good Luck!

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Christian’s Answer

Daniela offered great advice!

In addition to this, I would also recommend looking into the different design worlds where you can use the tools you will gain as a drafter.

If you are interested in the design process of Architecture, or Plumbing Design, or Automotive Design, this could help you focus on what type of school or even which specific school you would like to pursue.

Good luck!