Career Technologies AAS – Drafting and Design Technology Program

Code: AAS.IDT.DRFT

The AAS.IDT.DRFT program 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.

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

  Free Elective* 3
DFT-107Drafting I

3

DFT-210Computer Aided Drafting I

3

MFG-122Machine Tool Principles I

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Chemistry - Recommended: CHM-100 or CHM-102 4
DFT-207Drafting II

3

DFT-208Engineering Graphics

3

-or

DFT-209Civil Engineering Methods

3

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

  Social Science Elective 3
  Free Elective*   3
DFT-215Building Systems

3

DFT-262Architectural Drafting

3

DFT-265Architectural Practice and Planning

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

  Physics - Recommended: PHY-185 4
  DFT-291 Co-Op or INF restricted elective   1
DFT-263Architectural Design

3

DFT-266Materials and Methods of Construction

3

DFT-270Building Information Modeling

3

-or

DFT-282Technical Illustration

3

Total Credit Hours:14


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 /INF 1 cr. Restricted Elective* 1
DFT  Restricted Elective**  3
DFT-107Drafting I

3

DFT-207Drafting II

3

DFT-208Engineering Graphics

3

DFT-210Computer Aided Drafting I

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

MFG-122Machine Tool Principles I

3

Total Credit Hours:34

Free Elective

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

*Free Electives - Recommended: HRT-104, TEC-180

**Restricted Electives - Recommended: DFT-270 or DFT-282