Computerized Drafting and Design

Computerized Drafting and Design

Drafting is a major communication medium among designers and engineers. Drafters prepare drawings to communicate ideas and instructions for others to follow in the fabrication of products and projects. As a drafting professional, you will add value to the design and fabrication process and enhance the quality of an end project, part, or system.

Why GCC?

GCC's Computerized Drafting and Design program prepares you to work in a variety of entry-level positions in engineering, architecture, manufacturing, and in construction settings. The program and facilities at GCC provide an optimum learning experience as well as GCC's Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) software, explored in the new computer graphics laboratory.

The Computerized Drafting and Design Certificate program requires more than two semesters to complete because of the sequential prerequisites of courses. You may apply your courses toward an A.A.S. Degree in Computerized Drafting and Design.

Career Opportunities

After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:

Please contact our Career Center for more information.

Transfer Opportunities

Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.

If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.

To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.

Transfer opportunities can include, but are not limited to:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • SUNY Alfred State College
  • SUNY College at Buffalo
  • SUNY University at Buffalo