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Drafting Technology 

Ochie Chinelo

Chinelo Ochie , Department Chair

Drafting Technology

Hello.  My name is Mrs. Chinelo Ochie.  I teach drafting at Albany Technical College.

I have a degree in Architecture from the University of Houston, Texas. I have worked for several Architectural firms in the City for example.  Yielding, Wakeford & McGhee Architects.  While working at Yielding, Wakeford & McGhee Architects, I was a part of the design team that worked on the underground bridge at Albany State after the flood of 1994.  When the economy was really bad, I obtained a teaching job.  To my surprise, I discovered that I love teaching, so I stayed in the field. Hence, I now work as the Department Chair and Drafting Instructor for Drafting/Design Technology at Albany Technical College.

What is drafting?

  • A form of Communications that uses lines, sketches, drawings to convey information.
  • A technical language for the technical world.
  • Common language of engineering
  • Process of creating drawings for any engineering or architectural application

What is communicated?

  • Design Ideas/Intent
  • Engineering, Mechanical, Architectural Requirements
  • Instructions
  • Proposals

Job Opportunity in drafting
Since drafting is the glue that holds the technical industries together, this means that drafting education will expose a student to many different job opportunities.

ATC Drafting Class Projects:
Our students are engaged on campus, but in the community as well.  We work with various organizations designing projects, work at different sites, encourage internships, and sponsor field trips to different sites.

  • Zion City Mall project
  • Farmers Market
  • Deer Feeder Design
  • Habitat for Humanity Residential Buildings
  • Chehaw Flamingo Gardens – currently being designed
  • Albany Technical College wall of giving - currently being designed

See some of our designs:



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