Computer Drafting Career Training in Greenville, SC

There are only about three schools within 25 miles of Greenville, SC, that have computer drafting career training programs. Get some information about the degrees and certificate programs, and see some quick facts for two of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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Schools in Greenville, SC, with Computer Drafting Programs

Students living in or near Greenville, SC, who are interested in a computer drafting education can find certificate and 2-year degree programs at a few technical schools in the area. In addition to those emphasizing computer-aided design (CAD), related studies are offered in engineering graphics technology. Two of these schools are discussed at length below. Find details about their programs and what courses students can expect to take at each level. You can also learn facts about each school in the table provided below this introduction.

  • Greenville Technical College is located within the downtown Greenville area. The school offers fundamental CAD programs as well as a more advanced associate degree program.
  • Tri-County Technical College offers CAD programs that are similar to those at Greenville Technical College. The campus is situated about 35 miles southwest of downtown Greenville.

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Comparison of Schools

When searching for a computer drafting program, it is important to consider all factors about the schools offering these studies. Read below to find helpful facts and statistics regarding each school's population, tuition, acceptance rates and more.

Greenville Technical College Tri-County Technical College
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2014) 12,592* 6,386*
Campus Setting Small city Large suburb
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016) $4,224 (in-district)*
$4,584 (in-state)*
$8,448 (out-of-state)*
$3,967 (in-district)*
$5,167 (in state)*
$8,815 (out-of-state)*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014) 93%* 94%*
Acceptance Rate (2016) 100% (open admissions policy)* 100% (open admissions policy)*
Retention Rate (2014) 49%* 47%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (of Students Who Began in 2013) 10%* 19%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College is currently the sole 2-year college in SC offering an honors program. The college has more than 160 programs of study available, including several computer drafting career training programs.

Drafting & CAD Fundamentals Certificate

Students embarking upon this computer drafting career training program receive the skills necessary for entry-level positions in their chosen field. Classes include engineering technology, computer graphics and fundamentals of CAD.

3-D Modeling CAD Design Certificate

This certificate program prepares students for careers in manufacturing, engineering and design. The curriculum includes computer drafting courses in geometry for drafters, structural and piping applications, surveying, principles of CAD and principles of parametric CAD. This program focuses strongly on learning the fundamentals of 3-D Solid Modeling CAD and will train students in the use of SolidWorks and CATIA CAD software.

Associate in Applied Science in Engineering Graphics Technology

Students enrolled in this computer drafting career training program take classes in fundamentals of computer-aided drafting, descriptive geometry for drafters, advanced CAD and principles of parametric CAD. The program is designed to prepare students to convert ideas into 2D and 3D computer drafting models.

Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College is located in Pendleton, SC. The school provides opportunities for students to receive computer drafting career training.

CAD/CAM/CNC Fundamentals Certificate

This certificate program readies students to work as computer-aided drafting and manufacturing programming technicians. The curriculum includes classes in CAD basics, computer-aided manufacturing, CNC programming and machine tool CAM.

Associate in Applied Science in Engineering Graphics Technology

Students enrolled in this computer drafting career training program receive instruction in mechanical drawing applications, integrated technology, CAD applications and technical communications.

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