3 YEAR Program

The Program


Drafting & Design provides students with a thorough technical knowledge of the principle methods by which CADD operators, draftspersons, technicians, and designers communicate with those who fabricate material. The course stresses the relationship between theory and practice. The student learns application of principles that provide entry level skills and "hands-on" experiences on the drafting board and CADD. The course concentrates on communication, leadership skills, positive work attitude, self discipline and safety. All this aids the students' transition to the world of work or college. Articulation agreements with area colleges provide proficient students with advanced placement credits.


An Applicant Must:


- Have average to above average spatial, numerical and

   mechanical aptitude


An Drafting & Design Technician Should:


- Have completed Algebra 1 with average to above average


- Be able to concentrate for a long period of time

- Have creativity, imagination and orderly work habits

- Have a willingness to learn & good problem solving skills

- Be patient

- Have average aptitude in verbal & abstract reasoning, space

   relations and spelling



- CADD: Mechanical I Architectural I Solid Modeling

- Tools & Equipment

- Lettering

- Engineering Procedures

- Geometric Constructions

-Drawings: multi view, pictorial developments, sections & convention, auxiliary views, descriptive geometry

- Dimensioning (basic & advanced)

- Manufacturing Processes

- Precision Measurements

- 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping

Upon graduation, the Drafting student is well equipped with the basic knowledge and skills to be employed at an entry level position in the drafting and design field or to continue his/her training in drafting or engineering at a college or technical school.


The re-industrialization of America will lead to an increase in the demand for drafting and design graduates with CAD experience.

Mr. John Brown has been an instructor at the Crawford County Career and Technical Center since 2012 and has worked in the drafting and design field since 1989. His experience includes cutting tools, automated machinery, plastic injection molding, and die cast molding. He is well versed with traditional drafting on a drawing board as well as 2D computer aided drafting and 3D solid modeling.


Mr. Brown is a graduate of the former Crawford County Area Vocational Technical School's Drafting program, as well as Conneaut Valley High School. He is currently obtaining his vocational teaching certification through the PA Department of Education and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania Skills Certificate for Drafting & Design Technology: National Occupational Competency Testing Institute - Technical Drafting and General Drafting

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Crawford County Career & Technical Center

860 Thurston Rd., Meadville Pennsylvania  16335

Ph. (814) 724-6024   Fax: 814-337-0602