Drafting Design Technology
Plan Description

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 Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Drafting and Design Technology Program prepares individuals as design drafters and provides continuing education opportunities for those employed in drafting or related jobs. All drafting courses utilize Computer-Aided Drafting equipment. Working under the supervision of a senior designer or an engineer, the drafting and design technician (sometimes called junior designer, designer trainee, or drafter) prepares finished drawings from preliminary plans, engineering notes, and/or sketches. He or she may also make corrections and changes on existing drawings, research vendor information, and prepare detailed drawings and elevations from plans. The articulated courses from most high schools are eight hours for DFTG 1409 and DFTG 1417.


 Certificate of Completion

DRAFTING DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY:
The Drafting and Design Technology Certificate of Completion is designed for the student seeking enhanced or advanced AutoCAD and Mechanical Design skills. The certificate is comprised of eleven courses which total 38 credits. All of the courses and credits transfer into the Drafting and Design Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree. Upon successful completion of this certificate, you will be able to perform the functions of a CAD operator; apply dimensions to mechanical, structural, or architectural drawings per ANSI or industry standards; and create orthographic, multi-views, isometric, three dimensional (3D) mechanical, architectural, or structural drawings. It will also allow the student to enter the workforce in an advanced entry-level position where different aspects of AutoCAD are utilized. These include, but not limited to, architecture, engineering, Structural Draftsperson, Structural Detailer, Engineering Draftsperson, Interior Design Drafter, city planning and development, local construction companies, and many others. Students entering this field can earn upwards of $ 16.00 per hour.



COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING OPERATOR:
The CAD Certificate of Completion is designed for the person seeking introductory AutoCAD and Mechanical Design skills. The certificate is comprised of seven courses which total 26 credits. All of the courses and credits transfer into the Drafting and Design Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree. Upon completion of the CAD certificate, you will be able to perform the functions of a CAD operator, apply dimensions to mechanical drawings per ANSI standards, and create orthographic mechanical drawings. It will also allow an individual to enter the workforce in an entry-level position where any aspect of AutoCAD is utilized. These include, but not limited to, architecture, engineering, interior design, city planning and development, local construction companies, and many others. Persons entering this field can earn upwards of $11.00 per hour.


CAD OPERATOR-DRAFTER AND DETAILER:
The CAD Drafter and Detailer Certificate of Completion is designed for the person seeking employment in the private sector with Specialized AutoCAD skills. The students will acquire specialized skills in AutoCAD pertaining to the Architectural field. This certificate is comprised of four courses which total 16 credits. All of the courses and credits transfer into the Drafting and Design Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree. This certificate option is based upon a student taking DFTG1417, Architectural Drafting-Residential instead of ARCE1452, Structural Detailing. Upon successful completion of this emphasis of the CAD Drafter and Detailer Certificate, you will be able to perform the functions of an semi-skilled CAD Operator, apply dimensions and layouts to architectural drawings per ANSI standards, and create orthographic and multi-view drawings. It will also allow the individual to enter the workforce in an advanced or entry-level position as an Architectural Drafter person, Architect’s Assistant Draftsperson, Interior Design Drafter, or work in many other fields related to Architecture. Persons entering this field can earn upwards of $13.00 per hour. Structural Emphasis-This certificate option is based upon a student taking ARCE 1452, Structural Drafting instead of DFTG 1417, Architectural Drafting-Residential. Upon successful completion of this emphasis of the CAD Drafter and Detailer Certificate, you will be able to perform the functions of a semi-skilled CAD Operator, apply dimensions and layouts to architectural drawings per ANSI standards, and create ortho-graphics and multi-view drawings. It will also allow the individual to enter the workforce in an advanced or entry-level position where Auto CAD or Architectural Desktop is utilized. These include, but are not limited to, Structural Draftsperson, Structural Detailer, Engineering Draftsperson, Interior Design Drafter, or many others fields related to Structural Engineering. Persons entering this field can earn upwards of $14.00 per hour.