Drafting & Design Technology

Mr. Brad Dixon
CIP CODE:  15.1303

The  Drafting & Design Technology Program prepares students for careers or continuing education in drafting, architecture, engineering and graphic design.  The program is structured around a project based curriculum that is modeled from real world experiences.  This allows students to see first hand what it is like to work in these professions through their first year experiences.  Then in the second year students can focus on the areas that they are most interested in. 

Architectural Drafting and Design

  • Revit Architecture 
  • AutoCAD
  • Residential and Commercial Building Materials
  • Standard Construction Methods
  • Building Codes
  • Design Visualization
  • Construction Drawings
  • Presentation Drawings


Mechanical Drafting and Design

  • Autodesk Fusion 360 and Inventor: Solid Modeling 
  • 3D Printing and Prototyping
  • CNC designs and processes 


Graphic Design

  • Laser Engraving and Cutting
  • CNC Router: Signs, Furniture, Building Components
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Vinyl Printer / Cutter: Stickers, T-Shirts, Souvenirs, Banners


Project Examples:

  • Dream Home Design
  • Laser Engraved Lamps
  • Christmas Ornaments
  • Sticker Designs
  • Fatheads
  • Restaurant Design
  • 3D Prints: Rims, Engines, Phone Stands, Gear Box
  • Design and Build Your Own Chair
  • Design and Make Your Own T-Shirt


College Credits available in Drafting and Design from:

Pittsburgh Technical College

St. Francis University

PA Highlands Community College 

Clarion University of PA

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Soar Credits

Commonwealth Technical Institute

Excelsior College


Adult Education Information

$8,000.00 – Includes Autodesk Revit ArchitectureAutodesk AutoCADAutodesk Building Performance AnalysisNOCTI, & OSHA Certifications, books, laptop and software to keep upon completion of program.

Estimated expenses not included in tuition:
Criminal Record Check – $22.00
Child Abuse Clearance – $13.00
Federal Criminal History Record-$23.85
$300.00 deposit that will go toward tuition

Academic Year:  9 months/900 hours
Start Date: August 
Schedule:  Monday-Friday,  8:00 am-2:30 pm

Books included in tuition:
ISBN 9781585039746
Auto Desk Inventor 2016 & Engineering Graphics
Randy H. Shih

Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2016
Daniel John Stine CSI, CDT