Drafting Technician Career Outlook

Percent Employed & Percent Furthering Their Education


Graduates Employed

Graduates Furthering Their Education

3-Year Average

Northwood Tech 2021-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

Employed in Related Field



Employed in a Related Field

3-Year Average

Northwood Tech 2021-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

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3-Year Average Salary

Northwood Tech 2021-2023 
Graduate Follow-Up Surveys 


Typical positions available after graduation include:


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An Architectural Designer is a building designer who is not a registered architect. They plan and design the layouts for buildings and landscapes, but because they are not licensed, they work under the supervision of a licensed architect. 

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CAD Technician

CAD Technicians use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings.

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CAD Designer

CAD Designers use CAD software to design layouts. They do research for projects, review drawings and do some design work. 

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Drafting Technician technical diploma, you can continue your education to obtain the Architectural Commercial Design associate degree and transfer your credits to another college to earn your bachelor's degree. Northwood Tech has articulation agreements with a variety of four-year universities in Wisconsin. 

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