Industrial Technology Careers

Some of our region’s highest-paying, fastest-growing jobs are opening in Industrial Technology with companies that are building our future.

Computer Aided Drafter

Two Computer Aided Drafting students working together at a computer desk.

Working hand-in-hand with architects and engineers, Computer Aided Drafters use computer software to translate architectural designs into three-dimensional drawings and technical plans, helping to design everything from buildings and bridges to machines and electronics.

Where You'll Work
  • Consulting Firms
  • Industrial Design
  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering Groups
COA Programs

COA Programs

  • Associate in Applied Science in Computer-Aided Drafting Technology4 semesters
  • Computer-Aided Drafting Technology Diploma 4 semesters
  • Computer-Aided Drafting Technology Certificate2 semesters

Salary in NC

  • Entry


  • Median


  • Experienced


Job Outlook



Earning an associate's degree at COA will make you equally or better qualified than 72.5% of current Drafters.

COA Industrial Technology Programs

Associate Degrees

Associate Degrees

  • Associate in Applied Science in Computer-Aided Drafting Technology


  • Computer-Aided Drafting Technology Diploma


  • Computer-Aided Drafting Technology Certificate

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