TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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Computer Aided Drafting & Design
Computer Aided Drafting Program:
Abilene: 325.672.7091
Breckenridge: 254.559.7700
Brownwood: 325.643.5987
Sweetwater: 325.235.7300

Program Director:
Jason Nicholas
voice: 325.641.3902
fax: 325.646.7885
Email: Jason Nicholas

   Mailing Address:
Drafting & Design Technology
TSTC Abilene
650 E. Hwy 80
Abilene, TX 79601
The Computer Aided Drafting program is offered in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater
   Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Have you wondered who puts together the plans for the wind turbines towering over farms and ranches all over West Texas? Are you fascinated by the design and construction of skyscrapers or by the customized motorcycles in "Orange County Choppers"? Not only is computer aided drafting and design technology used in building construction and vehicle design, it's essential to the manufacturing process for all kinds of products we use on a daily basis.

Would you like to use your computer to help design and create the drawings contractors and manufacturers use and even give your home an "extreme makeover"? Just think of all the career opportunities available with employers like Texas Department of Transportation, Nucor Steel, Kohler, Highland Pump, civil engineering companies, architectural firms, surveyors, and aeronautical agencies (like NASA). Consider careers in fields such as:

  • Drafting and Design
  • Architectural and Construction Drafting
  • Civil Drafting
  • Design Detailing
  • Mechanical Drafting


If these careers sound interesting, check out the Computer Aided Drafting and Design Program at TSTC West Texas. We'll show you how you can be part of constructing buildings, designing wind turbines, customizing motorcycles, and much more.

The Computer Aided Drafting and Design Program offers the technical skills you'll need for a career in a drafting and design. In our hands-on learning environment, students learn to use specialized computer programs like:

  • AutoCAD
  • Inventor
  • Revit
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D


Using a combination of lecture and labs, faculty members with extensive industry experience will guide you through the principles and techniques of drafting and design.

Depending on whether you wish to pursue a degree or certificate, your courses could include:

  • Computer-aided Drafting (Basic and Intermediate)
  • Architectural Drafting (Residential and Commercial)
  • Plane Surveying
  • Solid Modeling/Design
  • Machine Drafting
  • Mechanical Drafting