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Drafting & Design Technology

LOCATION: Trenholm Campus

Every new structure or machine starts out as the idea of a designer or an engineer. It is only through the knowledge and ability of highly skilled and trained drafters/designers that these ideas are put on paper and actually come to life. Drafting and design is a specialized craft that involves the process of converting an idea from a designer’s mind to precise working drawings and specifications from which a product or project can be constructed. This field requires individuals with imagination, insight, the ability to think in three dimensions, the technical knowledge of mechanical and architectural drawing, and the aptitude to apply mathematics and the physical sciences.

Trenholm State uses the world’s most popular Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, AutoDesk’s AutoCAD (ACAD), Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application (CATIA), SolidWorks, to teach basic architectural and engineering design graphic principles, standards, and conventions. The courses are comprised of theory classes with associated practical laboratory assignments incorporating computer-aided drafting techniques. In addition, the student is exposed to manual drafting and 3D modeling software programs such as Inventor and Revit Architecture.

Program Details: View more information in the catalog.

Program Contact

Richard Herring
Program Coordinator/Instructor

History of

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

Contact Trenholm State

1-866-753-4544 334-420-4200 or email us

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108