# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Drafting III (8532/36 weeks, 280 hours)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Drafting III (8532/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8532
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:Drafting II (8531/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Building on competencies taught in Drafting I and II, students are taught the theory and the manipulative skills necessary to produce and complete accurate drawings based on the ideas and sketches of engineers, architects, and designers. Students focus on performing architectural drafting and design operations, using manual drafting techniques and Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), and exploring careers in drafting, including industry certification options.

Note: Drafting III may be offered as a complement to an existing concentration sequence in any Career Cluster. In some instances, where noted, it may be combined with specific courses to create concentration sequences.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Architecture and Construction
    • Design/Pre-Construction
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.