School of Business and Technology

Drafting and Design Technology

Degree: Associate of Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology 

Certificate: Level 1 Certificate in Drafting and Design Technology

The drafter plays a crucial role as a technician who bridges the gap between the design and production departments in various industries. Their main responsibility is to create detailed working drawings based on sketches, written specifications, or field notes provided by an engineer. These drawings serve as a blueprint for craftsmen and operators, helping them bring a manufacturing project or construction venture to life.

This program offers a comprehensive blend of manual and computer-aided drafting skills, accompanied by relevant technical knowledge. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for entry-level technician positions in the field of drafting. The certificate program is for students who wish to gain a general limited background required for many entry level positions. The drafting and design technology program leads to target jobs in deep east Texas.

Career Outlook

In the deep east Texas region, the entry annual salary range for drafters and designers is more than $37,000* and the median annual salary for drafters and designers in the Deep East Texas region is more than $46,000*.

Why AC for Drafting?

Stackable Credentials

Earn more credentials by completing a certificate and an associate degree.


Gain knowledge through classroom and lab setting with the latest in software and technology.

University Transfer

Graduates of the associate degree program could pursue a bachelor’s degree in drafting and design.

Recommended Course Sequence

Degree Pathway


  • 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 Lex Hernandez at to receive registration and general updates related to the drafting and design technology program at AC.

Students: Do you have questions about the program? Contact the Business and Technology Success Coach at Or, contact Dallas McClelland, lead instructor, at

If you would like to meet with an instructor (optional), contact Kelli Kirkpatrick at or 936- 633-5447.        

*National Center for O*Net Development. Retrieved August 2023 from

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