Drafting Technology

Program Overview

Does designing and creating with computer models interest you? Well, look no further than College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Drafting Technology program to get on track to your new career. In this program, you will learn to design practical projects with the latest 3D-modeling software. Our outstanding instructors will provide you with an enjoyable environment to develop and hone your skills. This program tends to fill fast, so make sure you apply early and don’t miss out.

What will you learn to do?

  • Translate ideas and designs into complete and accurate working plans
  • Prepare mechanical, architectural, civil, and structural drawing using both conventional and computer-assisted techniques
  • Understand general engineering procedures
  • Utilize the most recent AutoCAD skills
  • Operate the latest computer hardware and software
  • Apply communications, physics, and applied math skills in the workplace
  • Develop workplace interactive communications
  • Use reference catalogs to identify specific information such as parts and manufacturers
  • Write a resume, search for a job, and interview effectively
  • Apply customer service skills to relationships with clients, engineers, and shop foremen

What kind of degree(s) can you earn?

What else should I know?

Students must attend a mandatory orientation session prior to registering for classes.


An average day is divided between working with clients and working on the computer.


Degree Plan

Note: Students must attend a mandatory orientation session prior to registering for classes. View schedule below for upcoming sessions.


Instructor Info

Program Chair:
Diane Steinbronn

Rob Green

Career Info

What kind of career can you expect?

Drafting work is exciting and challenging. As a drafting graduate, you will be prepared for a wide variety of entry level technical positions, and equipped with the skills needed for advancement.

What skills, traits, or prep classes would be helpful?

  • Exactness and precise attention to detail
  • Interest in the latest technologies
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Solid background in math and science
  • Keyboard proficiency and computer exposure
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to be bonded
  • Aptitude and interest about how things work or fit together