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How to Become an Architectural Drafter: Step-by-Step Guide

May 11, 2021 12:48:16 PM

Interested in architecture and design? Want to learn how to create building plans and blueprints, and play a key role in the construction process?

It sounds like you're leaning toward a career in architectural drafting.

Architectural drafters use specialized software to transform an architect's concept into functional designs, drawings, and guidelines that builders can follow.

And they earn a good wage for their expertise. According to the Government of Canada Job Bank, drafting technicians in Quebec make a median salary of about $51,400.

The highest-paid drafters in the province make over $72,000.

So how can you become an architectural drafter? What exactly is required to get into this field?

In this post, we take you step-by-step through everything you need to know.

Find out what the role involves, how to get started, and where this career can take you.

Which Drafting Program Should You Choose? 6 Things to Consider

Mar 11, 2021 11:54:28 AM

Want to learn how to draft building plans, engineering blueprints, product models, or assembly manuals? A computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting program is your first step.

Drafting training focuses on teaching you how to use special software to create detailed technical drawings and blueprints for architects, engineers, and construction crews.

It can prepare you to play a pivotal role in the production of anything from houses and bridges to car parts and machinery.

And most drafting programs are fairly short. In less than 2 years, you will be ready to take on your first job as a draftsperson or CAD technician.

But finding a quality drafting program can be challenging. There are so many options out there, from short courses and certificates to diplomas and even degrees.

How can you tell which one is best for you? What should you be looking for?

In this post, we break down the 6 key characteristics of a solid CAD and drafting program. Find out what features are most important so you can start your career with confidence.

CAD Training at Herzing College: Meet the Instructor, Tour the Program

Sep 11, 2020 1:05:38 PM

Photo: Computer-aided Design and Drafting instructor, Roberto Romano

Updated January, 2021

When Roberto Romano enrolled in CAD training at Herzing College, he had no experience in the field whatsoever. He learned the software, project management, and drafting skills from scratch.

After graduation, he got hired as an architectural draftsperson and worked in the field for several years. Then, he noticed an opening back at Herzing for a CAD instructor.

Roberto joined the faculty and has been teaching the program ever since.

This week, we interviewed Roberto about how the Computer-aided Design and Drafting program works.

We asked which skills students learn in class, what projects they do, career options, and what it takes to be successful in today's CAD industry.

Considering becoming a designer/drafter? Take a tour of the program with Roberto Romano: former graduate, expert instructor, and dedicated student mentor.

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