Santa Maria has a general population of 77,423 and an overall student population of 11,636. Approximately 11,070 of Santa Maria's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Of the 1 drafting schools in Santa Maria, the largest drafting school, by student population, is Allan Hancock College. In 2010, Allan Hancock College graduated approximately 5 students from its drafting program.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in drafting from drafting schools in Santa Maria in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $782 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for drafting related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Santa Maria after graduating from drafting school, you should know that job prospects for drafters in Santa Maria, which is the most popular drafting profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 17,400 drafters in California. Of these drafters, 260 were working in the greater Santa Maria area. Santa Maria's drafter workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Santa Maria is $48,060 per year, which is lower than the average for drafters state-wide.