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Drafting Technology

Drafting Technology

Develop the necessary design and drafting skills for engineering, architectural, and manufacturing firms.

About Us

CR’s Manufacturing Technology program prepares students to meet the design and drafting needs of engineering, architectural, and manufacturing firms.


Just two years at CR will prepare you for entry-level positions as drafter, designer, engineering assistant, 3D modeler, and estimator.  Our students are especially qualified as computer-aided drafters, and are trained in solving basic design problems and providing engineering support.

Transfer Opportunities

CR offers an affordable path towards a number of 4-year degree programs:

  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Architecture
  • Industrial Technology
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What to Expect

Students learn in a high-tech classroom and lab environment, using the latest computer-aided drafting (CAD) software and hardware, including 3D printing technology for models and rendering. CAD is essential for CR’s carpentry, electrical systems, manufacturing and digital media programs.
fast FACT

The 3D printing market is projected to be worth $32.78 billion by 2023.


3D Printing – Jump into the Skills Gap

The demand for talented people with the skills to control sophisticated 3D printers is on the rise as several lucrative industries become more and more dependent on 3D  printing to create tangible working models and product mock-ups.  CR can help qualify you for open positions in scientific and medical modeling, aerospace design, film and video production, special effects creation, animation, construction, architecture, and product research and development.

California Employment Statistics



Median Wage with an Associate’s Degree

Projected Job Growth


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook 2018-2028

Employment opportunities include:

  • Drafter
  • Design Technician
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Cartographer
  • Computer-Aided Drafter 
  • 3D Modeler
  • Estimator
  • Technical Sales

Contact Us

General Questions Phone : 476-4135 Email :
Admissions Phone: 476-4200 Email:
Financial Aid Phone: 476-4182 Email:
Counseling Phone: 476-4150 Email:

Division Information

Career Education

 Mike Haley, Dean

 Gussie Solem, Administrative Secretary

 CTE Division Office, AT-100C

Career and Technical Education

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