The Drafting program offers a high quality and diversified curriculum that prepares students for work in the fields of engineering, simulation software design, architecture and graphic design. Students complete courses in 3-D modeling, simulation, parametric modeling and architectural drafting focusing on the use of AutoCAD, 3DSMax, Inventor, Microstation and similar software in addition to courses focusing on visual design, drafting and sketch rendering concepts.
Why Drafting at WVU Parkersburg?
At WVU Parkersburg, you’ll get to work with cutting edge technology and solve interesting problems as you develop the skills necessary for success in drafting, architectural design, digital imaging, simulator development and related fields. Use 3-D software to create 3-D images, floor plans, and simulators or send files to a 3-D printer for prototyping capabilities. The successful completion of the Capstone Course provides the student with certification from the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA), a recognized industry professional organization. After completing your Associate of Applied Science Degree, continue on your pathway into the Bachelor of Applied Technology to gain business and management skills.
Programs OfferedDrafting – AAS
Potential careers and salaries include:
- Detail draftsman – $30,000
- Design draftsman – $45,000
- Architectural designer – $50,000
- Digital imaging assistant – $25,000
- Simulation developer – $60,000