Careers in Drafting and Engineering

Computer Aided Drafting and Design Diploma

Drafting Technology Certificate

Applied Engineering Technology

Before anything is manufactured, someone must design it and then draw it. This is what a draftsman does. DCC is a leader in the state in this field. The Drafting and Design department prides itself in its use of cutting edge technology, software and equipment. We draw in four different 3D CAD programs and we are a state leader in the field of rapid prototyping.

Graduates of the Drafting and Design and Applied Engineering programs are entering industry positions in the following occupations:
Drafting Technician    Part Design    Technician Engineering    Assistant Architectural Designer    Surveying Assistant

We have an excellent success rate in placing our graduates in related fields of employment. Many of our students work part time in related fields while they are attending college. They then graduate with a degree and job experience. 

DOUBLE MAJOR - Many of our students choose to double major in Drafting/Design and General Engineering Technologies. If you have taken several dual credit classes while in high school including Pre-calculus and hopefully, drafting, you may be able to complete the double major in two years. 

To prepare for a drafting career while still in high school, we recommend that you enroll in the following high school courses and take as many dual credit classes as possible.

  • Basic Technical Drawing and Architectural Drawing
  • (Pittsylvania County students have the option of enrolling in an AutoCAD class that is taught at Chatham High School.)
  • English and History
  • Principles of Technology or Physics
  • Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus

Many of your high school courses dual credit courses will transfer the Drafting and Design program. You can actually complete between 21% - 27% of the required courses while in high school in Danville City, Halifax County, and Pittsylvania County Schools. To see how many courses you can take at your high school that will transfer to the Drafting and Design program, click here.

For further information, please contact:
Robert Huffman - Professor of Drafting and Design

Work - 434-797-8548




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