Certificate Description

The Drafting certificate is designed to provide students with the training necessary for entry-level employment in mechanical, architectural, structural, and civil drafting. The certificate can also be used as training to start small businesses in architectural drafting or as preparation for further education in engineering, architecture, and construction management. Students will progress through the self-paced curriculum while receiving one-on-one help from experienced instructors. The curriculum used is heavily project-based and focuses on drafting concepts, best practices, and software tools used by industry both locally and nationally. All classes are computer use intensive, and competency-based.
Students who successfully complete this certificate will:
• Design 3D models using parametric solid modeling software.
• Design 3D models using architectural software.
• Prepare and read blueprints, working drawings, and other construction and manufacturing documents using computer-aided drafting (CAD) software
• Create accurate and appropriate views of parts and assemblies using CAD software
• Create proper annotation and dimensioning in drawings and models using CAD software
• Perform employment skills suitable for professional drafting workplace standards

Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

Complete Introduction to Drafting (DRFT0995). This 30-hour class introduces students to the fundamentals of the drafting industry. Introductory concepts will be covered such as basic drafting terms, multi-view drawings, basic blueprint reading, and AutoCAD terms and commands. The class also introduces students to various career options in drafting, as well as procedures and methods of the Drafting Program for certificate seeking students.
• Understand basic drafting principles.
• Identify views in a multiview drawing.
• Obtain knowledge of basic blueprint reading skills.
• Define basic drafting terminology.
• Demonstrate a basic understanding of introductory AutoCAD terms.
• Outline specific areas in the drafting industry.
• Research and outline what opportunities exist in your geographical area.

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Employment Outlook
What is the difference between a job and a career?
The words career and job are very different. To be specific, a job is what you show up to for work; a career spans your lifetime and includes your education, training, professional memberships, and is something you love doing.

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, open-exit, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available. Please contact SSA's for questions about this program, or check start dates.

The first step is to fill out the application for Bridgerland Technical College

Logan Campus Application

Once the pre admission course Introduction to Drafting (DRFT0995) has been successfully completed, students will work with the Drafting Department for a start date.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$2,665 - this is an estimate.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:


Estimated Books & Supplies

Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen.

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Campus Locations

Logan Campus - Main

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
1200 Hours - 10 - 12 months
Hours per Week
30 hrs/wk (part-time options available)
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Arranged - varies by high school

Adult Students:
Mon - Thur: 8 am - 4 pm and 5 pm - 9 pm
Friday: 8 am - 2:30 pm
(Part-time options available.)

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 67%
Job Placement: 94%
Withdrawal: 33%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed


Brigham City Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed


Logan Campus - Main . 435-753-6780
1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321

Brigham City Campus . 435-734-0614
325 West 1100 South Brigham City, UT 84302