Individuals planning careers in drafting should take courses in mathematics through Algebra 2, science (especially physics), writing, computer use and keyboarding, and computer graphics, as well as any high school drafting and shop courses available.
Mechanical ability and visual aptitude also are important. Prospective drafters should be able to draw well and perform detailed work accurately and neatly. Artistic ability is helpful in some specialized fields (architecture, technical illustration), as is knowledge of manufacturing and construction methods. In addition, prospective drafters should have good interpersonal skills, because they work closely with engineers, surveyors, architects, other professionals, and sometimes customers
In addition to the above recommendations, Students seeking entry must apply to Chemeketa and take a placement exam.