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Welcome to Opportunities in Drafting Technology

Technology continues to redefine the architecture, manufacturing and construction industries. In California, salaries for electronic drafters start above $60,000, and after attending Saddleback, nearly four in five Drafting Tech graduates report a wage increase.

The Drafting Technology program at Saddleback covers all aspects of mechanical and electronic drafting, including Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), 3-D modeling, and advanced applications in architecture and engineering.

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$61,190 - $87,180

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Yes! Saddleback grads are finding success by design. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Electronic Drafter - $68,670

Architectural /Civil Drafter - $61,590

Mechanical Drafter - $61,190

Civil Engineering Technician - $67,110

Mapping Technician - $68,100

Commercial / Industrial Designer - $70,410

Architect (w/ further education) - $87,180

Saddleback College offers three associate degrees and three certificate programs in this in-demand field.

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Drafting Technology page.

  • Drafting Technology (Associate in Science)
  • Drafting Technology (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Architectural Drafting (Associate in Science)
  • Architectural Drafting (Certificate of Achievement)

Northrop Grumman * SpaceX * Raytheon * Karma Automotive * Parsons * Southern California Edison * Byrd Industrial Electronics * Qualcomm * LPA, Inc. * Fox Racing * And Many More! *

The Drafting Technology Department (VIL 7) can be contacted at (949) 582-4541.

Blake Stephens, Department Chair - (949) 582-4786

Thomas Smith, Senior Lab Technician - (949) 582-4780

Glen Stevenson, Instructor - (949) 582-4427 

Ari Grayson, Instructor - (949) 582-4793

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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