Department Occupational Info
The Drafting Technology program principally prepares students for drafting (mechanical, architectural, structural, civil, and electrical electronic) and surveying careers. Drafting jobs are available with architects, cities, counties, states, the federal government, engineering and surveying companies, mines, research and development companies, and the mechanical, structural steel, architectural development, electrical and electronics, construction, and fire protection industries. In addition, because of the broad nature of the drafting technology program, graduates are prepared to succeed in most technological fields. For example, they can work as manufacturing, industrial engineering, and construction technicians. They can also work in functional areas of purchasing, estimating, bidding, plant management, quality control, expediting, and sales.
The UVU Career Development Center provides the following services at no cost to students, graduates and alumni: "e-Recruiting," Networking Guidance, Campus Recruiting Visits, Labor Market/Salary Information, Information on Employers, Free Job Search Publications, Career Resource Room., UVU Career Library Resources Information, Access to Workforce Services, Other Services
Additional services are available to employers.
The America's Job Bank computerized network allows job seekers to search through a database of over one million jobs nationwide, create and post a resume online, and set up an automated job search. For employers it provides rapid, national exposure for job openings.
The Government's premier career reference book on occupations and tomorrow's job market. For more than 50 years, this versatile volume has proven useful to both career counselors, students, and other job seekers. Completely revised every 2 years, the Occupational Outlook Handbook is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable source of career information. Useful for looking up information on particular occupations, or just browsing through possible careers, the Handbook profiles over 250 occupations that in 1998 accounted for over 120 million jobs: 6 out of every 7 jobs in the United States. For each career, it describes work activities and environment, earnings, number of jobs and their location, and types of education, training, and personal qualifications needed to have the best prospects. BLS projections of employment to the year 2008 are used to assess what kind of job opportunities future entrants to each occupation should encounter. (From http://www.bls.gov/emp/emppub01.htm)