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Architect Drafter


What is an Architect Drafter

The Architect Drafter is responsible for preparing technical

drawings to be used in construction plans for various industries .

Primary Responsibilities

Create visual guidelines for contraction purposes.

Specify dimensions, materials, and procedures.

Draft technical details.

Design the parts of a machine.

Create and store drawings electronically.

Pros and Cons


Most employers offer a standard 40-hour week.

Advancement opportunities

Variety of specializations ( Choice of building types or materials )


Low average job growth

Economic change can have a big effect on job security

Possible Injuries ( Eye strain, back, hand and wrist problems )


The median salary is $41,679 and 41,929 in Houston, Texas

Skills Required

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people

are saying, taking time to understand the points being made,
asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at
inappropriate times.

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the

strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or
approaches to problems.

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

Time Management - Managing one's own time and the

time of others.

Knowledge Needed

Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles

involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints,
drawings, and models.

Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials,

methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of
houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and

English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content

of the English language including the meaning and spelling of
words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Work Styles Needed

Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail

and thorough in completing work tasks.

Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.

Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and

dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Education Requirements

Completion of an associates degree program is the usual

requirement for obtaining an entry-level architectural drafting

Relevant degree programs may be required for example, CADD.

You may also continue your education by earning a 4-year


Sam Houston State


Tuition cost is 15,518