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.

Learn And Earn Program

West Virginia University at Parkersburg offers students the opportunity to gain paid work experience while completing their associate in Drafting through a state-funded program called Learn and Earn.

The Learn and Earn program is sponsored by the West Virginia Community and Technical College System, and is part of the Workforce Development Initiative Program. It is an opportunity to create partnerships between industry and community and technical colleges by allowing students hands-on learning experience, and employers to train ideal future employees.


Callix Miller

Assistant Professor, Drafting

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Room C125

304-424-8000 ext. 485


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


Michele Wilson


Workforce, Technical and Computer Information Science Division

Workforce & Economic Development Room 109A

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.