Engineering Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Mechanical Drafting


Brandywine High School
Coloma High School
Lakeshore High School

Career Opportunities Include:

  • Architect
  • CAD Designer
  • Engineer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Technician

GRADES: 11-12

Class Description

Students are instructed in the basic fundamentals of Drafting and Engineering standards needed for entry-level positions in this area. Drafters prepare technical drawings to build industrial machinery and other manufactured products. Mechanical drafters draw detail working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, tolerances, finishes, and other engineering information. Students are taught using demonstration, technical hands-on-learning experiences, group design projects, and field trips.

Content Areas

  • 3D Solid Modeling
  • CAD Programs
  • Engineering Principles and Standards
  • Principles of Technical Drawing
  • Residential Design

Career Outlook

Employment of industrial designers is expected to grow by 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Increasing consumer demand for new products and new product styles should increase demand for industrial designers.

Demand for particular drafting specialties varies geographically, depending on the needs of local industry.

The median annual wage of an industrial designer was $64,620 in 2014.

Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook: