A person studying blueprints and screens for drafting. June 11, 2024 – South Florida State College (SFSC) is now enrolling students for its new Drafting program that will be housed on its Hardee Campus in Bowling Green, Fla. for fall 2024.

The Drafting Career Certificate is 1,500 contact hours, or 50 career credits, and will include architectural, civil, and multidiscipline drafting. Students will design houses and buildings in 2D and 3D, create digital and manual models, and develop parts and assemblies for machines and electronics. They will also be able to draw up property plans complete with structures and other dwelling and building features. Students will train on architectural software including CAD and other 3D platforms.

“Local businesses reached out to the College requesting a drafting program, which we previously offered but discontinued in 2008 due to decreased demand as a result of the Great Recession,” said Tom Bush, department chair for technical and industrial education at SFSC. “Now that there’s a local economic upturn and real estate development is on the rise, local employers have expressed a need for qualified drafters in the local job market and throughout Florida. We are excited to bring this program back and support the regional economy.”

Graduates of the Drafting program can pursue careers in architectural and civil drafting with an average annual salary of $60,000 in Florida.

To learn more about the Drafting program at SFSC or to enroll, call 863-784-7061 or email AdvisingHardee@southflorida.edu. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.