Program Coordinator: Melinda Leland, ADM 101, Ext. 2430
Length: Four semesters (two years)
Note: Program is not accepting new students at this time.
Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology is designed to prepared persons for full-time employment immediately upon completion of the community college program. In addition, students may transfer credits earned in the AAS degree program to certain engineering technology programs in four-year colleges and universities toward work on a baccalaureate degree. A student who completes the program will be capable of doing skilled designed work and accurate detail and assembly drawings, both manually and by using the computer.
C.A.D. System Operator
Quality Control Inspector
Machine Design Drafter
Process Design Drafter
Assistant to an Engineer
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology requires proficiency in high school English and two years of high school mathematics (including one unit of algebra and one unit of geometry or equivalent). All students are required to take a mathematics and English entrance exam before registering for any math or English classes. Students who are not proficient in English and mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses (pre-entrance summer session recommended).
Program Requirements: Approximately one-half of the curriculum will include courses in drafting and design technology with the remaining courses in related areas, general education and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in drafting and design technology. Each student is advised to consult with his/her faculty advisor and counselor in planning a program. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester curriculum listed, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology.
Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology
First Semester (Fall)
College Composition I
1*Technical Mathematics I
Orientation to College Success
Survey of Computer Aided Drafting
Technical Drafting I
Second Semester (Spring)
Architectural Drafting I
Computer Aided Drafting & Design I
1*Technical Mathematics II
2*Social Science elective
National Electric Code – Residential
Third Semester (Fall)
Architectural Drafting II
Computer Aided Drafting & Design II
Advanced Technical Drafting I
Machine Shop Practices I
1*Principles of Physics I
Fourth Semester (Spring)
Computer Aided Drafting & Design III
Advanced Technical Drafting II
2*Social Science Elective
Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree...........................................65
The above semester-by semester sequencing of courses may be modified when necessary. Please refer to the Program Choices section of this Catalog for a discussion of factors which affect planning and sequencing programs of study. Courses may be substituted or adjustments made by the College to meet program objectives and requirements.