West Columbia has a total population of 13,064 and a student population of 11,890. Of these students, 11,890 are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
The largest drafting school in West Columbia, by student population, is Midlands Technical College. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Midlands Technical College with credentials in drafting.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a drafting certificate in West Columbia. If you decide to attend a drafting school in West Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,533.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,440 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a drafting program in West Columbia.
After graduating with your credentials in drafting, if you decide to work as a drafter in West Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,190 drafters in South Carolina, 190 were working in the greater West Columbia area. West Columbia's drafter workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in West Columbia is $39,480 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for drafters.