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  • Students work on computers in Computerized Drafting class.Earn user certifications for AUTOCAD softwares.
  • Prepare for a professional career as a certified drafter in the architectural or mechanical design fields.
  • Model and create objects with a 3D printer.
  • Design a future home for a client, yourself, or your family.
  • Utilize the latest software in the drafting and entertainment industries on powerful, high-speed computers with dual monitors.

A student operates a 3D printer.Job Titles – Career Pathways
17-3011   Architectural and Civil Drafters
17-3012   Electrical and Electronics Drafter
17-3013   Mechanical Drafters
17-3019   Drafters, All Other
27-1014   Multi-Media Artists and Animators
41-2031   Retail Salespersons
LOCAL     Copy Persons

A student uses two monitors in computerized drafting class.CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Berks Technical Institute
Lincoln Technical Institute
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Triangle Technology

Student Certifications
NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Certification
* Architectural Drafting
Certified Drafter
Autodesk Certified User

Assorted 3-D models in the Computerized Drafting lab.Accreditations
ADDA – American Design Drafting Association

NOCTI and ADDA logos

➤ For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.

Mr. Stock, Computerized Drafting instructorInstructor – Mr. Ralph Stock

I graduated from Exeter High School and then received an associate degree in architectural engineering. I then worked in the architectural design field for 20 years. My father owned a small machine shop and would bring home drawings that I found amazing. I used to enjoy using his drafting tools to draw. I am in love with buildings and like to see different styles around the world, in my travels.

I started doing manual drafting after graduating from college, then moved to computer drafting when it was new. Computer drafting has come a long way to the point where it’s hard to tell if it is real or a computer image. I enjoy traveling abroad and have been to many exciting places. I like to play golf and watch all Philly sports teams. My wife and I enjoy ballroom dancing and walking our dogs. I still enjoy working on the computer to design and draw.

Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Vocational Instructional II Teaching Certification, Temple University

Work Experience
I worked for various architectural firms in the Reading, Allentown, and Philadelphia areas for 20 years before becoming a teacher. I’ve worked on projects from single-family houses to multi-story commercial office buildings, schools, hospitals, and manufacturing clean rooms. I started design work on the drafting board and then, in 1988, started computer drafting. I use AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, and SolidWorks software. I also teach night school for Penn State Berks.

Hire Date: 1997


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origin, immigration status, primary language, marital status, pregnancy or handicap/disability in its education programs, activities, and/or employment.

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