Draftsman Courses and Classes Overview
Draftsman courses train students to draft, or draw, blueprints for a wide variety of buildings, products and machines in two or three dimensions, often using computer programs designed for this purpose. Courses in drafting are typically found as part of 2-year degree programs. Read on to explore some typical courses in this field.
Draftsman courses are typically offered by the drafting, design or engineering departments of technical or community colleges. Classes are available in several areas of drafting, including architectural, mechanical, civil and electrical drafting. Typically, drafters take these courses as part of an associate’s degree program in drafting.
Here are some major concepts found in draftsman courses:
- Drafting terminology
- Working with CAD software
- How to read blueprints
- Descriptive geometry
- Architectural drafting
- Mechanical and technical drafting