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Architectural Drafting

Earning an associate in science degree or a certificate in architectural drafting from Allan Hancock College will provide you with the skills necessary to pursue a successful career in entry level positions such as:

  • Drafter
  • Inspector
  • Materials Technician
  • Construction Field Technician

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, architectural and civil drafters held 46 percent of the 253,000 jobs industry wide. Of the available jobs, roughly 49 percent are for drafters in architectural, engineering and design firms in the construction or building industry.

Entry level positions in architectural drafting have hourly rates from $15-$21/hr. Pay increases with experience.

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"The AHC credit ESL program made it possible for me to get a job! I came here not knowing any English and within two years, I learned English well enough to be placed into English 101 and become an ESL tutor and instructional assistant in the Writing Center. Most importantly, I learned 'que si, se puede' that 'yes, you can!'"
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Last Modified Feb 8, 2017