Civil Drafters


Prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewerage control systems.
Also called: Civil Designer, Civil Drafter, Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician), Computer-Aided Drafting Designer (CAD Designer)

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • product and service development
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • geography

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • notice when problems happen
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Visio
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley Microstation
    Map creation software
  • Boundary survey software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software

Education:

    associate's degree
    some college
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