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  Feb 20, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog

Drafting Design, AAS

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Program Description

Channel your creativity as well as your mathematical, science and engineering skills into a career as a drafter. Using the latest industry software, students learn to create technical drawings that feature details, dimensions, materials and procedures used to build manufactured products, plus residential/commercial buildings and architectural drafting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use latest version of computer-aided design applications to produce accurate, mechanical, and architectural drawings.
  • Students’ work will reflect a high level of accuracy, and line weight control, and adhere to industry mechanical and architectural drafting standards.
  • Upon completion of the program student will have generated a portfolio that reflects a balance of diverse work that demonstrates their skills in both hand drawn and computer generated drawings.
  • Students will demonstrate effective verbal and written communication using vocabulary unique to the field of mechanical and architectural drawings.



  • Keyboarding skills.
  • Some classes have entry requirements not listed here.

Important notes

  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
  • AAS degree programs emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter or at night.

Specific Requirements

Total Professional-Technical Courses: 55 credits

Total Supporting Course Credits: 21-23

Total Related Instruction Credits: 15

Total Program Credits: 91-95

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