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

Mechanical Drafting


Brandywine 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

The employment of industrial designers is expected to grow by 3 percent from 2018 to 2028. 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 $68,890 in 2019.

Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019-20

Updated 11/20/2020