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NEXT CLASS BEGINS June 13, 2022 (Click Here for more information)


Program Description:
Drafting is often called the “universal language of industry”.  Whether you are an inventor, an architect, or an engineer, communicating your ideas clearly and precisely to others if vital to having them become reality.  Technical drawing is the bridge between those ideas and production.  CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) knowledge and a command of the graphical language is essential to every project.  Every member of a project team is able to communicate and coordinate, through the language of drafting, a precise set of instructions for manufacturing or construction.  Manufacturers and contractors then rely on those drawings either to produce the next groundbreaking project or build the next skyscraper.  At McFatter’s CAD drafting studio, we introduce you to the basics of drafting before guiding you into more complex techniques through the use of state-of-the-art software, including AudoCAD, Revit, and Solidworks.  The drafting program provides you with a solid background to act as a stepping stone for advancement in the related career of your choice.  Students will receive instruction in the classroom and will practice hands-on-skills in the drafting studio, which is equipped with the latest tools and equipment to deliver the program curriculum.


Program Information:
TDR0070 Introduction to Drafting 150 Hours
TDR0370 Drafting Assistant 450 Hours
TDR0775 Drafting Detailer 1 150 Hours
TDR0776 Drafting Detailer 2 150 Hours
TDR0570 Architectural Drafter 150 Hours
TDR0874 Civil Drafter 150 Hours
TDR0777 Mechanical Drafter 150 Hours
TDR0875 Structural Drafter 150 Hours


Admissions Requirements:

  • Schedule the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or provide official documentation for a TABE Exemption.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor for TABE results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment.  Please be advised that registration runs on a first come, first served basis.


Program Hours and Schedule:

1500 Hours/15 Months/Traditional

Full-time:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Part-time:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 11:00 am


Industry Certification and Licensure:
  • AutoDesk-Certified User – AutoCAD
  • AutoDesk-Certified User – Revit
  • AutoDesk-Certified User – Inventor
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate
  • AutoCad Certified Professional
  • ADDA


Employment Opportunities:
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Civil Drafter
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Structural Drafter
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Automotive Design Drafter
  • Aeronautical Drafter
  • Marine Drafter
  • Landscape Drafter
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Interior Design Drafter



For information about national and program accreditation, please contact the institution.

Program Costs:
Florida Resident Tuition $4,200.00
Out of State Tuition $16,800.00
Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees $475.00
Books / Supplies $507.00
Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs $90.00
Florida Resident Total Cost $5,272.00
Out of State Total Cost $17,872.00

Fees are based on the number of class days according to the Broward County Public Schools calendar. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.


For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions Counselor for Drafting:

Mary Barone, Certified School Counselor

(754) 321-5840 or [email protected]


Drafting Maintenance Refresher Course begins each term (for experienced drafters):

  • Fall 2020 – dates to be announced soon.