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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 is 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:

TDR0070Introduction to Drafting150 Hours
TDR0370Drafting Assistant450 Hours
TDR0775Drafting Detailer 1150 Hours
TDR0776Drafting Detailer 2150 Hours
TDR0570Architectural Drafter150 Hours
TDR0874Civil Drafter150 Hours
TDR0777Mechanical Drafter150 Hours
TDR0875Structural Drafter150 Hours

Program Costs:

Florida Resident Tuition$4,200
Out of State Tuition$16,800
Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees$475
Books / Supplies$34
Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs$90
Florida Resident Total Cost$4,799
Out of State Total Cost$17,399

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.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Schedule a basic skills assessment ($15) or provide official documentation of a basic skills exemption to your program counselor/advisor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor/advisor for basic skills assessment results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.



Industry Certification and Licensure:

  • Autodesk Certified User
  • AutoCAD Certified Professional
  • Inventor
  • Revit Architecture
  • Autodesk Certified User – Fusion 360
  • Certified Solidworks Associate-Academic (CSWAAcademic)
  • Certified Solidworks Professional – Academic (CSWPAcademic)


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 Info

Program Length:

1500 Hours/15 Months

Program Offered:

August, January, and June

Delivery Method:

*Students enrolled in distance and/or hybrid programs must have daily access to a computer with internet and a valid email address that they check daily. Additionally, students must have all necessary hardware and software components required by their program.

Days & Times:



  • Monday – Friday:
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm


  • Monday – Friday:
    8:00 am – 11:00 am

Enroll in our Drafting program today.

To get started with this program, sign up today to attend a program orientation by contacting the Admissions Counselor at: [email protected] or 754.321.5840.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.