The WVC Drafting Technology certificate provides training for individuals seeking employment as drafting technicians for architects, construction companies, contractors, utilities and engineering firms.
Before entering the drafting technology program, students are strongly advised to complete one year of high school algebra or its equivalent. Keyboarding and computer literacy are important. Course work in basic drawing or drafting is also beneficial and recommended before entering the program.
For students who plan to continue their education to earn a two-year or four-year degree beyond this one-year certificate, please meet with an advisor to select a math course and elective credits best suited for future degree programs.
Required Courses: Certificate of Completion
Suggested course sequence for fall start. Winter start also available.
Offered at Wenatchee campus
This certificate program is not currently eligible for financial aid.
Drafters generate technical drawings and three- dimensional models for architectural, civil, electrical or mechanical fields. WVC’s Drafting Certificate teaches students the basic operation of a variety of industry standard software to supplement their chosen specialty. Students pursuing employment in industrial fields such as machining or electronics should be able to apply their drafting skills to their trade just as students pursuing their transfer degrees would be able to apply their drafting knowledge to engineering or architecture fields.
Students who complete the drafting certificate should be able to demonstrate an understanding of engineering graphic principles and should be able to generate two- dimensional technical drawings as well as 3D models of parts and assemblies.