Drafting and Design Student

Drafting and Design


The Drafting and Design program at Dixie Technical College strives to prepare students for careers as drafters in various industries.  Students will study hand drafting along with computer drafting. The computer programs AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3D, and Solid Works are all drafting industry standards and are all covered at Dixie Technical College providing students with the skills and computer experience required in various drafting employment fields. Architectural, civil, and mechanical drafting are the areas of specialization offered. The drafting curriculum is designed to provide hands on drafting experience along with typical industry projects which give a basic understanding of what is being drafted and what drafters do.

Drafting and Design students will be able to:

  • Understand the function Drafters play in modern society as creators, documentarians and innovators
  • Understand the value drafting skills can bring to the problem solving thought process
  • Understand that there are numerous different professional fields that rely on drafters
  • Demonstrate competence in the use of various computer- aided design (CAD) programs
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of industry standards in the fields of architectural drafting, mechanical drafting and civil engineering drafting
  • Be proficient with and certify in the use of AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Revit and or SolidWorks computer drafting programs
The Drafting and Design certificate is comprised of the following modules.  Each module may be an exit point.  Completion of the full Capstone Certificate is recommended for meaningful employment.

  • Drafting Technology Core
  • Mechanical Drafting
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Civil Drafting
  • Capstone Certificate Drafting and Design

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Program Length
1200 Hours

Program Start Dates
August 12, 2019
February 11, 2019

Classroom Availability
Mon. - Thurs. 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (August)
Mon. - Thurs. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (February)

Open Lab Hours
Wed 5:00 - 8:00 pm

610 S. Tech Ridge Dr. (Bldg. A) 

William McMurrin

William McMurrin

McMurrin is a principle in the architectural firm MESA Consulting and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has completed numerous architectural projects, large and small, throughout Utah and neighboring state; he brings this experience to Dixie Technical College. He received an Associate of Arts Degree from Los Angeles Valley College; a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Northridge; and a graduate MArch professional architectural degree from the University of California, UCLA.

Office Hours:  
M-TH 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Matt Pickens

Matt Pickens

Matt was raised and attended school in Enterprise, Utah. He spent ten years working in the retail distribution industry. His passion for CAD design and 3D printing led him to the Dixie Technical College Drafting & Design program. Upon earning his certificate, he worked for several local firms and businesses. Dixie Technical College is thrilled to have Matt teaching Mechanical Drafting, using his passion and knowledge to help students become successful CAD drafters.

Office Hours:
M-TH 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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