Bachelor's degree programs in drafting technology are not commonly available. Students may instead enroll in an industrial technology bachelor's degree program or a computer-aided drafting and design technology associate degree program.
Schools with Drafting Technology Programs
These schools offer relevant undergraduate programs for students who want to study drafting technology.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition (2018-2019)*|
|Arizona Western College||Yuma, AZ||Public, 2-year||Associate's||$2,720 in-state, $9,710 out-of-state|
|Northern Michigan University||Marquette, MI||Public, 4-year||Associate's, Bachelor's||$10,729 in-state, $16,225 out-of-state|
|Spokane Community College||Spokane, WA||Public, 4-year||Associate's||$3,547 in-state, $8,914 out-of-state|
|Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology||Lancaster, PA||Public, 2-year||Associate's||$8,030|
|Western Kentucky University||Bowling Green, KY||Public, 4-year||Associate's, Bachelor's||$10,512 in-state, $26,280 out-of-state|
|City Colleges of Chicago||Chicago, IL||Public, 2-year||Associate's||$3,504 in-district, $9,216 in-state, $11,544 out-of-state|
|Ferris State University||Big Rapids, MI||Public, 4-year||Associate's, Bachelor's||$11,788|
|Cuyamaca College||El Cajon, CA||Public, 2-year||Associate's||$1,386 in-state, $7,196 out-of-state|
|Navajo Technical University||Crownpoint, NM||Public, 4-year||Bachelor's||$4,070|
Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Here are some considerations for students who are looking to enroll in an undergraduate program that includes studies in drafting technology:
- A bachelor's degree program in industrial technology typically includes training in the field, so students should research the types of hands-on opportunities each school offers.
- Students should consider whether programs offer mechanical or architectural concentrations, which may offer more specialized drafting and design courses.
- Programs accredited by the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) may be of interest to drafting technology students.
- Associate degree programs are more focused on drafting technology and incorporate more courses in drafting and design than broader bachelor's degree programs in industrial technology, so students should choose the program that better meets their educational needs.
Associate Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology
An associate degree program in drafting or design technology typically focuses on computer-aided drafting. These programs are usually completed in two years.
Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Technology
Students interested in industrial technology can take a bachelor's degree program with a concentration in drafting technology. These programs often include CAD courses. Bachelor's degree programs prepare students to work for manufacturing industries, engineering firms, industrial design consulting firms and construction companies.
While it may be difficult to find undergraduate degrees specifically in drafting technology at the undergraduate level, there are relevant bachelor's degree and associate's degree programs in closely related fields.