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A student works in a drafting class.

CAD Drafting

You can be a part of a field that helps build bridges, buildings and other infrastructure. Studies show that drafting and computer-aided design positions will grow through 2023 by nearly 200 jobs per year in the Inland Empire and desert regions alone. And those are high-paying jobs, with architectural drafters and civil CAD technicians earning a median salary of nearly $60,000 per year. With more college education and practical experience you can find opportunities for jobs as civil engineers and architects.

Explore Your Programs Degree/Certificate Options

Drafting Technician: Architectural AS Program Map

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Drafting Technician: Architectural Certificate Program Map

Drafting Technician: Mechanical Certificate Program Map

CAD/CAM Operator Certificate Program Map

Engineering AS Program Map

Engineering Technology AS Program Map

Engineering Technology Certificate Program Map



Drafting and Engineering Technology

Stuart Egli
Professor, Engineering Technology / Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)
(909) 652-6440


2+2+2 Program

The engineering technology program is designed as a 2+2+2 program that provides students pathways from High School to Chaffey College to careers or to 4-year engineering technology programs. Students are provided with the opportunity to get Chaffey college credit for core drafting and engineering technology courses by taking Project-Lead-the-Way and drafting classes in their high schools.
Specific articulation agreements are in place between Chaffey College and local high schools. Articulation agreements are also in place for most of our courses that can be transferred to the engineering technology programs at Cal Poly Pomona and CSU Long Beach.  Students receive instruction in a drafting class.