Drafting Classes in Parkersburg

At WVU Parkersburg, we take pride in providing our students with quality education, along with the tools they need to prepare them for the workforce upon graduation. Our drafting and design curriculums incorporate career planning classes with a capstone course that prepares students for the American Design Drafting Association certification exam by the end of the program. Drafting and design engineering classes set the stage for advanced careers in a variety of fields. We offer both an Associate and a Bachelor’s degree program.

Architectural/Construction Engineering

The architectural or construction engineer technicians work with construction engineers and architects. The technician can use their CAD and engineering drafting skills while they grow their careers by focusing on LEED standards for green building practices. With the growing focus on healthier buildings, the experience with green building standards will remain an in-demand skill for years to come.

Aerospace Engineering

The aerospace engineering field focuses on design specifications and blueprints for all types of aircraft. The defense, military, and aeronautical industries are significant employers for aerospace engineers.

Biomechanical Engineering

Biomechanical engineers can be found in the medical device design, sports, research, or rehabilitation fields. They combine mechanical engineering with a knowledge of biology. Those who choose this field may be the future of medical innovation.


Associate of Applied Science in Drafting

The Associate of Applied Science in Drafting degree plan qualifies the graduates for the industries that require computer-aided design and simulation skills, such as Software, Architecture, and Engineering. Engineering drafting students are prepared for the technical aspects of their field throughout the course work.



Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervisory Management

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervisory Management degree plan creates drafting and design engineering professionals who are ready to embark on careers requiring advanced math, computer science, and CAD design skills.


What can I do with this degree?

Upon graduation, you will have the skills necessary for success in drafting, architectural design, digital imaging, simulator development, and related fields. With an Associate of Applied Science in Drafting, you will use 3-D software to create 3-D images, floor plans, and simulators or send files to a 3-D printer for prototyping capabilities.

Potential Careers

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Technician

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Draftsman

Mechanical Drafter

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Designer

Electrical Engineering Technician

Mechanical Designer

Piping Designer

Electrical Designer

Design Engineer

Mechanical Engineer




Estimated rates for the current academic year. Additional course fees may apply and rates are subject to change.

WV & OH Residents

Per Credit Hour

$160 - $221

Per Semester

$1,920 - $2,652

Fall & Spring Semesters

$3,840 - $5,304


Per Credit Hour

$358 - $382

Per Semester

$4,296 - $4,584

Fall & Spring Semesters

$8,592 - $9,168

High School Students

Per Credit Hour


Per Semester


Fall & Spring Semesters


Jared Gump


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Division

Room 0128D



Why Choose WVUP

West Virginia University Parkersburg is one of the top public universities in West Virginia for value, academics, and student life. Our graduates are prepared to walk out of their academic careers directly into a fulfilling professional career in their chosen field. To find out more about how West Virginia University Parkersburg can help prepare you for a career in drafting and design, explore our drafting degree plans or request more information today.