2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drafting and Design Technology, AAS

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Any building process, whether technical, mechanical or structural, requires drawings with precise measurements and specifications. The Associate of Applied Science and technical certificate include instruction in basic and computer-aided drafting (CAD). The student begins with Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Drawings and Specifications, and Basic Building Information Modeling (BIM). Related courses such as Architectural (CAD) Drafting; Building Information Modeling (BIM) Management; HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing (CAD) Drafting; and Advanced (CAD) Drafting prepare the student for a successful career as a drafting technician. This includes a review of Autodesk Revit Certification Examination.

Job Opportunities

Drafter • CAD operator • CAD designer • BIM operator • Drafting and Design Technician


AutoCAD Drafting and Design Autodesk Revit Certification

Salary Expectations
To find current average salaries for Drafting and Design occupations, visit: http://bls.gov/bls/blswage.htm

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Using a computer and AutoCAD software, create a variety of drawings applying the basic software functions of constructions, dimensioning, layering, and editing, including drawing manipulation functions.
  2. Identify and describe the basic concepts and processes involved in surveying, surveying equipment and their proper usage, and surveying field methods along with their related mathematical calculations.
  3. Given construction documents, prepare a bid for a unit using common technology tools, industry-standard software applications, architectural scale ruler, basic methods of estimating, and the systems commonly used to complete quantity surveys, building plans, and specifications.
  4. Compile a professional portfolio consisting of the following: architectural, structural, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and civil portion of a commercial set of plans that includes heating, ventilating and air conditioning, electrical lighting and power, plumbing, and related schedules and details.
  5. Interpret and explain basic construction drawings and specifications as indicated within blueprints and construction plans using a computer and Revit BIM software, design and create commercial plans that include the following: Floor Plan, Foundation Plan, Sections, Elevations, Details, HVAC, Plumbing, and Reflected Ceiling Plan.
  6. Using a computer and AutoCAD software application, design and develop structural plans for commercial and industrial buildings with details for construction, and fabrication.

General Education

Complete all (15 Credit Hours)

Social Science Elective

(must have HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI, GEOG, ANTH, or ECON prefix)

Total 60 Credit Hours

† - student may substitute ENGL 1312  or SPCH 1300  for COLL 1300  if already completed

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