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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 this class, too.
If mechanical drawing is not available, take some art classes.
Wood, metal, or electrical 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 (especially those in computer-aided design);
increased familiarity with technology will strengthen your job
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