Drafting was traditionally a paper and pencil profession, with workers sitting at drafting desks drawing technical plans using drafting tools. Today, though some workers still draw by hand, most workers use computer-aided design and drafting software.
The Engineering Graphics program, formerly known as Drafting Technology, prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the drafting field, such as drafter, CAD operator, or Civil Technician, based on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Graduates use CAD software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings. Most workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers. Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.
Albany Technical College Engineering Graphics Program:https://www.albanytech.edu/...