Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Drafting & Design Technology

Bring New Ideas to Life

In the Field of Drafting & Design Technology

Learn drafting and design and you’ll have a powerful set of skills that help bring new products, machines, buildings (frankly, everything) to life.

Bring New Ideas to Life

In the Field of Drafting & Design Technology

Learn drafting and design and you’ll have a powerful set of skills that help bring new products, machines, buildings (frankly, everything) to life.

Drafting Design Technology

Bring New Ideas
to Life

In the Field of Drafting & Design Technology

Learn drafting and design and you’ll have a powerful set of skills that help bring new products, machines, buildings (frankly, everything) to life.

Drafting and Design

Sky's the Limit
(Or Is It?)

Anything we build has to be designed first. So skills in drafting and design can lead you to a career in manufacturing, architecture, engineering… or even space travel.

Drafting and Design

Sky's the Limit
(Or Is It?)

Anything we build has to be designed first. So skills in drafting and design can lead you to a career in manufacturing, architecture, engineering… or even space travel.

Draw Up the Career of Your Dreams

Who said life had to stop being fun when you grew up? Drafting and design is a beautiful mashup of creativity and drawing on the computer. Six-year-old you that was sketching massive skyscrapers and underwater bridges is ready for this field.

Drafting and Design

Draw Up the Career of Your Dreams

Who said life had to stop being fun when you grew up? Drafting and design is a beautiful mashup of creativity and drawing on the computer. Six-year-old you that was sketching massive skyscrapers and underwater bridges is ready for this field.

Drafting and Design
Drafting and Design

Draw Up the Career of Your Dreams

Who said life had to stop being fun when you grew up? Drafting and design is a beautiful mashup of creativity and drawing on the computer. Six-year-old you that was sketching massive skyscrapers and underwater bridges is ready for this field.

Drafting and Design

Endless Opportunities

Many career fields are limited in how and where you can grow. But training in drafting and design offers dozens of specializations and industries to explore and choose from.

Drafting and Design

Endless Opportunities

Many career fields are limited in how and where you can grow. But training in drafting and design offers dozens of specializations and industries to explore and choose from.

Program Goals

• Design new buildings or machines
• Master specialized software to draft and design efficiently
• Gain skills and expertise that apply to many industries
• Strengthen credentials

Program Snapshot

• 46 program-required credit hours
• 16 General Education credit hours
• In-district tuition: $7,254*
• Out-of-district tuition: $10,416*
• Credits: 62
• Average length: 2.6 years
• Starting salary: $48,251*
• Median salary: $57,436*

Program Goals

• Design new buildings or machines
• Master specialized software to draft and design efficiently
• Gain skills and expertise that apply to many industries
• Strengthen credentials

Program Snapshot

• 46 program-required credit hours
• 16 General Education credit hours
• In-district tuition: $7,254*
• Out-of-district tuition: $10,416*
• Credits: 62
• Average length: 2.6 years
• Starting salary: $48,251*
• Median salary: $57,436*

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students’ enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

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Explore the Other Super-Mega-Awesome Careers in Advanced Manufacturing and Technology

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No application fee. Upcoming enrollment deadline: August 15

The Best Decision
You’ll Ever Make

If you’ve made it this far, you must be pretty serious about taking that next step. We’re cheering you on— let’s get started.

No application fee. Upcoming enrollment deadline: August 15

*Estimates are for required tuition and fees only. These include: registration fee, facilities and infrastructure fee, and per course program fee(s). Required fees not billed per credit hour, but billed per semester and/or per course, are not included in these totals.