Gruic named Savannah Tech’s Drafting Department Head

Rachel Gruic

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College has selected Rachel E. Gruic as its Department Head for Drafting Technology. In this role, Gruic is responsible for oversight of all instruction, curriculum development, administrative and budgetary aspects for the College’s Drafting program.

Gruic holds a Master of Urban Planning, Design and Development degree with a concentration in sustainability from Cleveland State University. She also has a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from Kent State University and an Associate of Civil Engineering degree with a concentration in architecture at Stark State College of Technology.

Previously, she was an AutoCAD Instructor at the University of Akron. She has experience working for architectural and engineering firms. Her projects have included redesigning, cost estimating and scheduling a new design for an existing warehouse building and turning into an office, redesigning an office to make it more functional and user friendly for an advising office at Kent State University and generating a new concept plan at a neighborhood scale.

Whether it’s AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, or CATIA, the STC Drafting department works hard to stay on the cutting edge of all the designing software available in industry.  The department allows students select a specialization within their program of study – either architecture or mechanical design. Students may also start in high school with dual enrollment certification options. For more information visit:


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Drafting Technology Academic Advisor: Secene Dorsey
912.443.5859 or

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (