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If you are interested in a career as a drafter, begin your preparation in high school. Load up on mathematics classes—especially algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. If your school offers courses in mechanical drawing, take as many as you can. If mechanical drawing is not available, take some art classes. Wood, metal, or electric shop may be helpful, depending on the field specialty in which you're interested. Geography or earth science courses are also useful. Finally, enroll in any computer classes you can; increased familiarity with technology will strengthen your job prospects.
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