January 11, 2006

Two Years Equal a New Career in Civil Drafting at WNCC

Looking to change careers or start a new one in an industry that has a lot of job opportunities? Western Nevada Community College offers a new two-year civil drafting degree that can lead to a successful career.

"Our civil drafting courses prepare students to work in a field that has a tremendous amount of job openings," WNCC Drafting Professor Perry Johnson said. "They pay in the $17 range and are generally full-time positions with benefits."

Civil Drafting I (CADD 230B, Call #15538, Sec. C01), on Thursdays from 7-9:45 p.m., is the one of the first classes required to earn an academic degree. This class teaches the use of AutoCAD Land Development Desktop software. It will first focus on the development of "existing conditions" drawings from surveyed data, and will then move into the development of a civil engineering plan layout.

Civil Drafting II (CADD 231B, Call #14116, Sec. C01) on Tuesdays from 7-9:45 p.m. will also cover AutoCAD, as well as focus on the development of "design" drawings based on surveyed data. Starting with an "existing conditions" electronic drawing, students will complete the process of developing a finished set of drawings.

Brian McRae of Lumos and Associates will teach both classes. Cost for each three-credit class is $194.25.

This new program will allow students to earn a full emphasis in civil drafting as part of the WNCC Drafting Technology program. It requires only 61 credits to graduate, and students can usually accomplish this in four semesters or two years. After graduation, they can expect to earn anywhere from $34,800 to $49,500 a year.

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 23. Register at www.wnc.edu or call 775-445-3000.

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