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.
$61,190 - $87,180
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Civil Engineering Technician
Commercial / Industrial Designer
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.
Northrop Grumman * SpaceX * Raytheon * Karma Automotive * Parsons * Southern California Edison * Byrd Industrial Electronics * Qualcomm * LPA, Inc. * Fox Racing * And Many More! *
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!