Drafting (Computer Aided Design) - Associate of Applied Science

Program/CIP Code: DRFT.CAD.AAS/15.1302
Credits Required: 63
Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology
The Drafting Program is committed to meeting the needs of the students enrolled in our courses. We are also committed to excellence in teaching.

The Department offers courses in the disciplines of GIS and CAD Drafting. We provide quality transfer courses, general education courses, prerequisites within vocational programs, and vocational courses.

All courses within the Drafting Program are designed to meet the needs of the students who take them and provide them with the knowledge, ability, skills, and the critical thinking (deductive reasoning) they will need to enter the modern marketplace.

Designed to prepare students for a variety of drafting and design positions in business, industry, and government, this program provides instruction in drafting techniques, procedures, processes, standards, and the care and use of tools and special instruments of the trade. CAD techniques utilizing Windows are emphasized in each course.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 or
ENGL 0206
Composition II* or
Technical Writing
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0104 Intermediate College Algebra** or higher 3-5
Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Natural & Physical Science Elective 3-5
Total General Education Requirements 21-25

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGR 0103 Descriptive Geometry 3
ENGR 0105 Print Reading 3
ENGR 0106 Computer Aided Drafting 3
ENGR 0151 Drafting Technology 3
ENGR 0152 Fundamentals of Parametric Modeling 4
ENGR 0154 Pictorial Drawing 2
ENGR 0195 Fundamentals of Arcview GIS 3
ENGR 0206 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting 3
ENGR 0216 Fundamentals of MicroStation 3
ENGR 0251 or
ENGR 0253
Fundamentals of Building Planning or
Fundamentals of Structural Steel Drawing
ENGR 0257 Fundamentals of CAD Technologies 3
ENGR 0260 or
ENGR 0262 or
ENGR 0264 or
ENGR 0266
Advanced Drafting or
Commercial Building Planning or
Industrial Illustration or
Structural Steel Drafting
ENGR 0281 Drafting Field Project I 3
Total Program Requirements 41
*See course syllabi for program course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 63-67

Electives: Students can substitute the following drafting courses for ones listed in the “Drafting Requirements” with the approval of the Coordinator.

Course Credit Hours
ENGR 0107 Construction Management 3
ENGR 0196 CIS for Homeland Security 3
ENGR 0268 Civil Drafting Technology 4

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