For students looking into potential careers in drafting and design, the important work starts early – selecting where you’ll get your education. You’ll want hands-on learning, qualified and experienced instructors and a curriculum that keeps your ultimate outcome – your career – in focus. Globe University offers associate degrees in architectural drafting and design, engineering drafting and design, and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering technology . Read below for five good reasons to take a closer look.
- Comprehensive programs
The drafting and design programs at Globe University are aimed at preparing you with the technical, mathematical and artistic skills employers in the field are looking for.
We have created comprehensive programs that can give you the training needed to get an entry-level position in the drafting and design industry.
Our programs are meant to mirror the work done by professionals—from using computer-aided design (CAD) software to 3D printing and other technical skills. And our instructors have real-world drafting and design experience.
Globe University’s programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent College and Schools (ACICS).
- Applied learning opportunities
As a Globe University student, you can expect to use the things you’re learning in class during applied learning opportunities. These are projects that allow you to get a truer sense of what those in the drafting and design industry do on a daily basis. Applied learning projects for Globe University students include:
- Designing a building renovation for a local nonprofit
- Creating floor plans for a spa retreat for a massage therapy class
- A training session and tour of manufacturing facilities at Marvin Windows and Doors
- Designing a medical office for students in related programs
It’s these experiences that allow our students to utilize their technical training, along with soft skills such as interacting with clients, communicating ideas and relaying concepts to customers.
- Graduate sooner
One big advantage of attending school at Globe University is the ability to take classes year-round, which means you could earn an associate degree in as few as 18 months with a full-time slate of classes. (You could get a bachelor’s degree in just 36 months with full-time, year-round enrollment.) Talk to our advisors about our career path program, which gives you transparency into your student journey so you can plan (and get excited about!) the progress you’ll make to your career goals.
Another way Globe University helps you earn your degree is by giving credit for prior learning to those who qualify. Meanwhile, we also offer students credit for some previous work or military experience. Be sure to check with the dean of education to see if you qualify.
- Small class sizes
Here at Globe University, we work to keep our class sizes small so we can offer you support every step of the way.
That means you’ll get personalized attention and be able to connect with your instructor. You can network with your fellow students, ask questions in class and feel like you’re more than just a number.
That personal touch extends beyond our drafting and design classrooms. At Globe University, you’ll have access to:
- Tutoring services
- Technical support
- Career services
- Community outreach
- Registration support
Small class sizes help us help you. We give our students a solid support structure, technology-focused learning and assistance with finding a job.
- Get ready to work
In addition to giving you the education you need to get ahead in drafting and design, Globe University is also committed to helping you with your job search.
Our career services department provides assistance in a number of areas that will make you better prepared to launch your career. We can help you with:
- Finding job openings
- Resume writing
- Writing cover letters
- Honing your interview skills
- Picking the right references
You can also utilize networking opportunities with your classmates or instructors and take advantage of our business partnerships and career fairs.
Our programs were created to give you the drafting and design experience you need to excel, and our support system is here to help you long after you graduate. We want to prepare you for success beyond your time and Globe University.
*Globe University & Minnesota School of Business offer employment assistance to graduates, however, do not guarantee employment. Some states require licensure in order to practice in certain fields of work. Please check with your state to determine if licensure is required prior to employment in your chosen field.