Career Technologies AAS – Drafting and Design Technology Degree

Code: AAS.IDT.DRFT

The AAS.IDT.DRFT degree will produce qualified design-draftspersons who, in support of architects and designers, civil and MEP engineers, contractors and industrial designers, in diverse technical fields will be able to communicate design information by conventional pencil and sketch drafting, computer aided drafting, and oral communication.  We will inspire characteristics of professionalism.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Read and create multi-view mechanical and architectural drawings compliant to industry standards.
  • Demonstrate effective time management responsibility by completing projects with assigned time constraints.
  • Develop two dimensional presentation drawings using computer aided drafting software.
  • Communicate graphically and orally in proper technical terminology and in their related systems.

Career Pathways

Entry level Manual Drafter

Entry level Architectural, Mechanical, Civil, Structural, and Landscape Drafter

Entry level CAD Drafter 

Landscape Drafter

 Entry level Technical Illustrator

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Social Science Elective* 3
  Free Elective** 2
DFT-107Drafting I

2

DFT-210Computer Aided Drafting I

3

MFG-122Machine Tool Principles I

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Free Elective** 3
DFT-207Drafting II

3

DFT-208Engineering Graphics

3

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

DFT-209Civil Engineering Methods

3

DFT-215Building Systems

3

DFT-262Architectural Drafting

3

DFT-265Architectural Practice and Planning

3

HRT-104Landscape Plants and Materials I

2

PHY-185Introduction to Physics

4

Total Credit Hours:18

DFT-209, DFT-215, DFT-262, DFT-265: Offered only in fall semesters.

Fourth Semester

DFT-263Architectural Design

3

DFT-266Materials and Methods of Construction

3

DFT-282Technical Illustration

3

-or

TEC-180Problem Solving using Technology

4

CHM-102Chemistry in Context

4

DFT-270Building Information Modeling

3

-or

MFG-293Co-Op Work Experience [Manufacturing]

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

DFT-263, DFT-266, DFT-282, DFT-270: Offered only in spring semesters.

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities and Social Sciences*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN); Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology

PHY-185Introduction to Physics

4

CHM-102Chemistry in Context

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 20

Program Requirements

DFT-107Drafting I

2

DFT-210Computer Aided Drafting I

3

DFT-207Drafting II

3

DFT-208Engineering Graphics

3

DFT-209Civil Engineering Methods

3

DFT-215Building Systems

3

DFT-262Architectural Drafting

3

DFT-263Architectural Design

3

DFT-265Architectural Practice and Planning

3

DFT-266Materials and Methods of Construction

3

DFT-270Building Information Modeling

3

-or

DFT-293Co-Op Work Experience [Drafting]

3

DFT-282Technical Illustration

3

-or

TEC-180Problem Solving using Technology

4

MFG-122Machine Tool Principles I

3

HRT-104Landscape Plants and Materials I

2

DFT-209, DFT-215, DFT-262, DFT-265: Offered only in fall semesters.

DFT-263, DFT-266, DFT-270, DFT-282: Offered only in spring semesters.

Total Credit Hours: 40-41

Free Electives**

Total Credit Hours: 5

Total Credit Hours: 66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

**WEX-101 Dynamics of Health and Fitness (2 cr.) and COM-100 Speech Communication (3 cr.) are recommended.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.