What can I do in engineering design graphics?
Almost every construction project or manufacturing process begins as a drawing. Engineering design graphics technicians produce the drawings that become the objects and buildings around us. They may produce layout, detail, electronic/electrical, mechanical assembly, arrangement, installation, schematic, piping, machine tool, patent or working drawings for architecture, engineering or industry.
What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?
Engineering design graphics technicians are detail-oriented. They need to be able to use computer software, such as CADD, and have excellent math and critical-thinking skills. They often work under strict deadlines, so time-management skills are also important.
Where can I work?
Design graphics technicians can choose from a broad range of career areas: architecture, manufacturing, engineering, construction, and government and other users of graphic communication. Working environments vary. Most design graphics technicians spend their time indoors at a computer work station. If site investigation or verification is a responsibility, design graphics technicians work outdoors or in a manufacturing plant.
The employment outlook is excellent. As the coastal region of South Carolina grows, employment opportunities for design graphics technicians should continue to increase. Some potential employers include Studio Architects, O'Neals Inc., Cummings and McCrady, Withers Industries, Tracor Applied Sciences Inc., Bereyni Associates, Milcom, and Santee Cooper.
What does Trident Technical College offer?
TTC’s Engineering Design Graphics program gives you the education you need to start your career. You will learn how to use the latest software in well-equipped computer drafting labs, and get real-world drafting experience.