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Drafting is a professional discipline that deals with composing drawings that visually communicate how something functions or is constructed.

Drafting Technology at Norco College

​​Career Options

Career options​ for students who get a degree in drafting technology include: drafting and design engineer, CAD technician, and drafter's assistant.​

​​Student Voice

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“I have been away from school for the past 25 years,” said Norco College​ Drafting Technology student Ban Keissieh. “After my kids became students at Norco College, my husband said why don’t you join them and take one class.”

“I always enjoyed drafting, although I am an accounting major, but I went for the challenge and took one drafting class. After I earned an A in AutoCAD, I was proud of myself and decided to continue the drafting career path. I’m excited to report that I will have my drafting technology degree in the summer of 2022.”

“The professors at Norco College are helpful and supportive. I appreciate the hands on training instead of the traditional homework and tests. I am a 50 year old wife and mother of two with a home to run, so this style of learning suits me.”

“If anyone is considering taking drafting classes at Norco College, do it. It does not matter how old you are. If I earned an A in all my drafting classes, I’m sure you can too. The Inland Empire area has a high demand for drafting technicians.”

Academic Programs in Drafting

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

​School Trailhead for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Suggested Initial Coursework​​
Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Math & Science​ - CSU Pathway

​​Program Flyer (3D Mechanical Drafting)
​​Program Flyer (Drafting)
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​Additional Resources

​​Program Outline of Record (3D Mechanical Drafting Certificate)
​​Program Outline of Record (Architectural Graphics Certificate)
​​Program Outline of Record (Drafting ​Certificate)
​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

Contact Information

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​Ashley Etchison​
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​Instructional Department Specialist
Melissa Olivieri
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Admin. Assistant to the Dean
Martha Ramirez
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Full-Time Faculty
Farshid Mirzaei
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