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Drafting Schools In Colorado

Drafting classes faculty can choose to work at one of 12 accredited drafting schools in Colorado. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in drafting in the state of Colorado, which encompasses drafting training at the following levels:


  1. Delta Montrose Technical College

    1765 US Hwy 50, Delta, Colorado 81416

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  2. Community College of Denver

    1111 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80204-2026

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  3. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031

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  4. Pikes Peak Community College

    5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906-5498

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  5. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255

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  6. Pickens Technical College

    500 Airport Blvd, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9307

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  7. Intellitec College-Colorado Springs

    2315 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909-6096

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  8. Intellitec College-Grand Junction

    772 Horizon Dr, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506

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  9. ITT Technical Institute-Thornton

    500 E 84th Ave Suite B12, Thornton, Colorado 80229-5338

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  10. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Aurora

    12500 E Iliff Ave Ste 100, Aurora, Colorado 80014

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Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Drafting Employment

Colorado 3,640
National 197,280

Approximately 2% of the country's drafting professionals work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Drafting professionals In Colorado

4,380 4,510 4,740 4,000 3,640
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of drafting is shrinking. There were 740 less drafting professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Colorado, this field has shrunk by 17% in four years. This is faster than the trend for drafting professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of drafting professionals has shrunk by 16% between 2006 and 2010.

Drafting VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$50,045 $50,525 $50,462 $51,552 $54,120
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Drafting
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of drafting professionals is declining, the salaries paid to drafting professionals are increasing in Colorado. In 2006 drafting professionals made a mean salary of $50,045 per year, and in 2010 they made $54,120 per year.

Salary percentiles for Drafting professionals in Colorado

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This represents a 8% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Colorado state, within the field of drafting, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid drafting professionals earn 123% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Drafting professionals and related professions in Colorado

Civil Engineering
Construction Management
Industrial Design
Interior Design
Mechanical Engineering

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of drafting professionals is decreasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 12 accredited drafting schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In Colorado, there were 211 graduates in 2006. And there were 177 graduates from drafting courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 16% percent decrease in the number of drafting school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. Most of these graduates, or 60%, earned an associate's degree in drafting.

Drafting Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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