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Drafting Manatee Technical College

Career DescriptionStudents in the Drafting program are prepared for employment in the diverse field of drafting, including architectural, mechanical, civil, and structural.  Students will learn manual drafting and CAD procedures, incorporating theory and practice. The primary emphasis is on obtaining proficiency and industry certification in advanced software programs including AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, and Solid Works.  Students will have extensive training in 2D drafting and 3D modeling applications and preparing real-world drawings.

Admissions (How to Apply):
Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute.
For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/

Length of Program: 1500 hours – approximately 12 months full-time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: yes
Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn AutoCAD, Solidworks, Revit Architecture certifications.
May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Job Placement Rate: 100%

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Drafting
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Program Information Sheet: Drafting

Possible Careers and Outlook:
15-1151-00 Computer User Support Specialist
17-3013 – Mechanical Drafters
3019 – Drafters, All Other

Estimated Total: $4,700*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale

Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For More Information: Contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 1032, Email


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