How important is it to know some design/drafting before college?

How important is it to know some design/drafting and/or technical skills before going to college for engineering (specifically mechanical)? I haven't taking any design/drafting/technology education classes in high school. (I was going to be a biology major until earlier this year and I'm a senior.) Thanks.
posted by Pj on December 15, 2013

Answer by Amelia Scharrer

Hi Pj, I did not find it important to know any drafting skills before going to college.  However, I would highly highly recommend taking as making drafting or design classes as possible while in college.  Being competent with as many different types of software as possible is going to give you a huge leg up applying for jobs. 
Good luck!
~Amelia