Computer Aided Drafting


Conventional/Computer Aided Drafting

Instructor: Gary Chapman

    This two-year program gives the student skills and knowledge needed to prepare for careers in a variety of drafting fields, as well as in the surveying industry. As a "Tech-Prep" approved program, this two-year course alignment will also prepare the students for success in furthering their education in drafting, surveying, and engineering at the collegiate level.
Sequence of Courses:
  • Fundamentals of Drafting
  • Electrical/Electronics Drafting
  • Drafting Techniques
  • Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting
  • Drafting Specialization: Architectual
  • Drafting Specialization: Mechanical
  • Piping Systems Drafting
  • Structural Drafting

Articulation Agreements

  • WVUIT - 28 college credit hours in Technical Education III, Pre-Engineering, and Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology
  • WV State - 21 college credit hours in Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology
  • 12 EDGE credit hours



  • FIT Certificate of Completion
  • WV EDGE approved Program
  • ADDA Drafting Certification (with the cooperation of WVUIT)


  • Careers in Drafting and Design
  • Drafting Equipment & Techniques Visulization
  • Visualization
  • Multi-view Drawing (Orthographics Projection)
  • Auxiliary Views & Revolution
  • Measuring & Dimensioning
  • Section Views & Pictorial Drawing
  • Descriptive Geometry
  • Pattern Development
  • Working Drawings
  • Basic Design Concepts
  • Bills of Materials
  • Architectual Design Basics
  • Architectual Construction Plans (floor plans, elevations, foundation plans, plumbing, HVAC, & Electrical)
  • Structural Steel Fabrication Drawings
  • Surveying and Mapping (Some Mining Applications)
  • EDM-Data Collection (Surveying)
  • Electrical Schematics
  • Fundamental Computer Drawing
  • Parametric Modeling
  • Specialized CAD Software Operation.
  • AutoCAD 2008
  • Inventor Professional 2008
  • AutoCAD Architectural 2008
  • AutoCAD MEP
  • AutoDesk Revit Architectural
  • AutoDesk VIZ
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D

    Coverage of Advanced Software is Subject to Scheduling and may change at any time.

Job Opportunities

    Upon completion of this program students will have the skills necessary to obtain employment as a CAD Operator at a variety of Engineering and Surveying Firms involved in any of the related disciplines. Completers will also have the skills necessary to function in any position on a survey crew.

Unique Opportunities

    Students have the opportunity to learn through community projects involving drafting and design practices. These projects usually involve surveying, mapping, and construction.