Lewis County Career & Tech Center

Industrial Drafting


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average annual salaries for drafters vary by industry, with mechanical drafters earning $46,640, electrical drafters earning $51,320 and the average for architectural and civil drafters at $44,490.

What is Drafting?
Drafting students convert ideas for engineering and architectural designs into detailed drawings and precise working specifications from which products can be made. They prepare layouts, detailed drawings, charts, graphs, diagrams, and models, and they may work on paper or on computer.

Students need to be able to think in three dimension. They should be good team members and listeners who can take as well as receive directions. They need to be able to do very detailed work accurately and neatly.

Good eyesight and manual dexterity are important, and artistic ability can be very helpful in many fields of employment.

How do I enroll in a drafting course?
In order to enroll in a drafting course a student should first consult with Mr. Lewis, the high school counselor about the options that are available. A student could also consult the program of studies. The program of studies outlines the courses that are available, the grades that are appropriate for each course, and the prerequisites for each course. For more information you may also contact the drafting teacher:

[email protected]


480110 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting
480113 Engineering Graphics
480112 Intermediate Computer Aided Drafting
480127 Industrial Drafting Processes

Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting: Students will use a computer graphic workstation in the application of fundamental principles and capabilities of CAD, basic drafting conventions, and operations. An in-depth study of computer aided drafting commands, terminology, command utilization, and skill development will be provided.

Engineering Graphics: This course includes exploration of lines and planes as they relate to orthographic projection to show the size and shape of objects. Instruction includes application of principles and graphic elements of sectioning to show interior detail; the techniques involved in creating oblique projections, axonometric projections, and perspective drawings; and the dimensioning techniques and symbol usage common to all drafting disciplines.  

Intermediate Computer Aided Drafting: Students will use CAD software to produce advanced two- and three-dimensional object drawings; advanced techniques of drafting, layering, and symbols associated with one or more design applications; calculations of perimeters, areas, and mass associated with the drawings.

Industrial Drafting Processes: This course explores weldment design, welding symbols, welding processes, and fabrication techniques, tool and die, and jig and fixture drawings. Design specifications, pattern drawings, casting, forming processes, and mechanical drawing principles in relation to the manufacturing industry, and screw-thread design and related fastening concepts as they relate to manufactured items and construction are also included.
Lewis County Career & Tech Center
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Phone: 606-796-6106 | Fax: 606-796-9739
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