Drafting

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Contact the Program Director

Todd Alan Verch

Residential Faculty - Drafting

480-461-7767

This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.

Drafting

The iPad. The Empire State Building. That corrugated cardboard thing around your coffee cup that prevents second-degree finger burns. If it was built or manufactured, it was designed and drafted first.

The Drafting program at MCC prepares students for careers as designers and drafters in industry. You’ll learn how to create the drawings, plans, and CAD models that are used for building structures or manufacturing products. Engineers, architects, and many other professions and industries use the skills and techniques taught in the Drafting program.

Our program offers an associate’s degree and three certificates in the design and drafting field. The technology is always changing, always moving forward and the job outlook for design/drafting technicians is generally strong.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Certificates

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Drafting program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Computer Aided Drafting
Certificate of Completion CCL Mechanical Drafting

Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Drafting program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Drafting and Design Technology

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Drafting program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Architectural Drafters

$58,658

Civil Drafters

$58,658

Electrical Drafters

$62,196

Electronic Drafters

$62,196

Mechanical Drafters

$57,713

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Meet with an Advisor

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with the program director in the Electro-Mechanical Drafting program, Todd Verch.  Schedule an appointment by email at tverch@mesacc.edu or by phone at 480-461-7767. Together you’ll lay out a program or career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success?