School of Business and Technology

Drafting and Design Technology

The drafter is a technician who correlates work between the design and production departments of industry. The drafter’s chief function is to prepare working drawings from sketches, written specifications, or field notes furnished by an engineer. The drawings will enable operatives to produce a finished manufactured product or complete a construction project. This program provides both manual and computer-aided drafting experience supplemented with related technical information. The graduate will be qualified for entry-level technician positions in drafting. In Texas, the average annual salary for drafters is more than $50,000

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Drafting and Design Technology Level 1 Certificate

The Drafting and Design Technology Level 1 certificate is part of the Drafting and Design Technology program at Angelina College.

  • Prerequisites to enter the program as a Level 1 certificate major include a high school diploma or GED. Entrance testing is not required.
  • Students who do not have a high school diploma or GED may co-enroll as Level 1 certificate students and GED students through Adult Education and Literacy at Angelina College (936-633-4525).
  • Students who have a high school diploma or GED may also enter the program as associate degree (AAS) students. TSI entrance scores are required.

Employers: Are you sponsoring an employee for training? Contact Fanny Luna at fluna@angelina.edu to receive registration and general updates related to Drafting and Design Technology at AC.

Employer relations contact: Fanny Luna; fluna@angelina.edu; 936-633-5321


Do you have questions about the Drafting and Design Technology program? Contact Jorge Valdes at jvaldes@angelina.edu; 936-633-5289. 

Once you have registered for classes, sign up for a cohort meeting (optional) by contacting Kelli Kirkpatrick at kkirkpatrick@angelina.edu or 936-633-5447. At this meeting, you will meet instructors, network with employers, and learn tips for the successful and timely completion of your certificate.

Suggested Schedule

New students may enter under any term listed as long as courses are open for registration.

Fall 2022

*F = full 16-week session (8/22/22 – 12/8/22); F1 = first 8-week session (8/22/22-10/13/22); F2 = second 8-week session (10/17/22-12/8/22)



Credit Hours

STSU 0300

Student Success

F, F1, or F2


DFTG 1409

Basic Computer-Aided Drafting



DFTG 1325

Blueprint Reading and Sketching



DFTG 1405

Introduction to Technical Drafting




Total Hours


Spring 2023

** S = full 16-week session (1/17/23 – 5/11/23); S1 = first 8-week session (1/17/23-3/9/23); S2 = second 8-week session (3/20/23-5/11/23)



Credit Hours

DFTG 1433

Mechanical Drafting



DFTG 1417

Architectural Drafting



DFTG 1430

Civil Drafting I



TECM 1301

Industrial Mathematics

S1 or S2



Total Hours


1National Center for O*NET Development. Local Wages: 17-3019.00 – Drafters, All Other. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved July 26, 2022, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localwages/17-3019.00?zip=75901