Drafting Schools In Alabama

Alabama has 24 accredited drafting schools where drafting faculty who teach drafting classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the drafting academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in drafting training at the following levels:

  • Drafting Certificate
  • Associates degree in Drafting


Schools

  1. Central Alabama Community College

    1675 Cherokee Rd, Alexander City, Alabama 35010

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  2. Gadsden State Community College

    1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, Alabama 35903

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  3. George C Wallace Community College-Dothan

    1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan, Alabama 36303-9234

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  4. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

    801 Main St NW, Hanceville, Alabama 35077-2000

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  5. George C Wallace State Community College-Selma

    3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway, Selma, Alabama 36703-2808

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  6. J F Drake State Technical College

    3421 Meridian St N, Huntsville, Alabama 35811

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  7. J F Ingram State Technical College

    5375 Ingram Rd, Deatsville, Alabama 36022

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  8. Jefferson Davis Community College

    220 Alco Dr, Brewton, Alabama 36426

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  9. John C Calhoun State Community College

    6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, Alabama 35671

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  10. Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

    3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35221-1717

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  11. Lurleen B Wallace Community College

    1000 Dannelly Blvd., Andalusia, Alabama 36420-1418

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  12. Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals

    800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661

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  13. Northeast Alabama Community College

    138 Highway 35, Rainsville, Alabama 35986

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  14. Bishop State Community College

    351 North Broad Street, Mobile, Alabama 36603-5898

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  15. Shelton State Community College

    9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405-8522

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  16. H Councill Trenholm State Technical College

    1225 Air Base Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36108-3199

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  17. Bevill State Community College

    1411 Indiana Avenue, Jasper, Alabama 35501

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  18. Southern Union State Community College

    750 Roberts St, Wadley, Alabama 36276

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  19. Remington College-Mobile Campus

    828 Downtowner Loop W, Mobile, Alabama 36609

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  20. ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer

    6270 Park South Drive, Bessemer, Alabama 35022

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  21. Virginia College-Birmingham

    488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35209

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  22. Virginia College-Mobile

    3725 Airport Blvd, Suite 165, Mobile, Alabama 36608

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  23. ITT Technical Institute-Mobile

    3100 Cottage Hill Rd Bldg 3, Mobile, Alabama 36606

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  24. ITT Technical Institute in Madison, AL

    9238 Madison Blvd, Ste 500, Madison, Alabama 35758

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Drafting Employment

Alabama 2,810
National 197,280

Of all of the drafting professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Drafting professionals In Alabama

4,000 3,790 3,560 3,260 2,810
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alabama, the field of drafting is shrinking. In Alabama, 1,190 less drafting professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 30% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for drafting professionals which shows a 16% decrease in the number of drafting professionals working around the nation.

Drafting VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$43,910 $44,675 $44,988 $45,988 $47,705
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Drafting
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to drafting professionals are growing in Alabama. Drafting professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $43,910 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $47,705 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Drafting professionals in Alabama

10th percentile
$27,618
25th percentile
$35,240
50th percentile
$44,918
75th percentile
$57,555
90th percentile
$74,380

This represents a 8% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Alabama, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of drafting. The pay differential between the highest paid drafting professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 169%

Average Salaries for Drafting professionals and related professions in Alabama

Architecture
$57,193
Civil Engineering
$52,660
Construction Management
$57,702
Design
$47,727
Drafting
$47,705
Industrial Design
$58,860
Interior Design
$43,830
Mechanical Engineering
$64,944

In Alabama, drafting professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Drafting programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama

associate
23
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
26
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As the number of drafting professionals is decreasing in Alabama state, the number of students graduating from the 24 accredited drafting schools in Alabama state is increasing. In 2006, 314 students graduated from drafting courses in Alabama. And in 2010, 362 students graduated.

Thus there was a 15% percent increase in the number of drafting school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama. A majority of these graduates, or 53%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in drafting.

Drafting Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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