Coastal Bend College has expanded its drafting and design program to the Kingsville and Pleasanton campuses. Courses in drafting and design provide basic general education in mathematics, science, English and human relations. The program also includes training in mechanical, electrical, architectural, structural, electronic, topographic and pipe drafting, and computer assisted drafting (CAD).

Drafting personnel are essential to technical/engineering teams. Jobs require skills in using drawing instruments, schematics, working drawings and blueprints.

Working with engineers and scientists on new ideas, the drafting technician builds and tests products with the assistance of other specialists. An Associate of Applied Science Degree and an Advanced Skills Mastery Certificate are available through Coastal Bend. To enroll, students must have at least two years of high school mathematics. For information, contact Bob Roberts at or (361)354-2324.