Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology, AAS

Drafting technicians are engineering communication specialists who apply mathematics, computer applications and manual skills to develop specifications and drawings for the manufacturing and construction of virtually everything made in the world. JCCC’s drafting technology program offers students up-to-date equipment in facilities located in the Industrial Training Center on the JCCC campus. In addition, the program offers departmental specialty courses. The program provides students with the skills necessary to produce detailed shop drawings, land plats, erection drawings and designs for manufacturing, building, production, commercial building and site construction as well as detailed drawings and designs of components, assemblies and systems used in manufactured products.

Industrial growth and increasingly complex design problems will greatly increase the demand for design and drafting services, particularly using CAD equipment. Employers are most interested in applicants with drafting and mechanical skills, a background in CAD techniques and courses in math, science and engineering technology.

The two-year curriculum enables students to use the latest computer-aided design equipment. Course projects and laboratory procedures are similar to those used in industry.

An associate of applied science degree is awarded upon the successful completion of 64 credit hours.

(Major Code 2220; State CIP Code 15.1302)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

Full Semester Course
MATH 130Technical Mathematics I*3
or MATH 171 College Algebra*
First Eight Week Session
DRAF 120Introduction to Drafting2
DRAF 130Introduction to CAD Concepts - AutoCAD*3
Second Eight Week Session
DRAF 123Interpreting Machine Drawings*2
DRAF 129Interpreting Architectural Drawings2
DRAF 230Intermediate CAD: AutoCAD*3
Total Hours15

Second Semester

Full Semester Courses
DRAF 135Graphic Analysis*3
DRAF 211Engineering Design Problems*3
ENGL 121Composition I*3
MATH 131Technical Mathematics II*3
or MATH 172 Trigonometry*
First Eight Week Session
DRAF 145Introduction to Parametric Design: Inventor*2
Second Eight Week Session
DRAF 245Advanced Parametric Design: Inventor*2
Total Hours16

Third Semester

Full Semester Courses
DRAF 222Mechanical Design and Drafting*3
DRAF 225Civil Drafting*3
ENGL 123Technical Writing I*3
or ENGL 122 Composition II*
First Eight Week Session
DRAF 143Introduction to BIM Building Information Modeling*2
Second Eight Week Session
DRAF 243Advanced BIM: Revit*2
DRAF 244Civil 3D*2
Total Hours15

Fourth Semester

Technical Electives (see below)4
DRAF 246MicroStation for AutoCAD users*2
DRAF 238Architectural Design and Drafting*3
DRAF 252Structural Design and Drafting*3
Humanities Elective ^3
Social Science and/or Economics Elective ^3
Total Hours18
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Technical Electives

CET 105Construction Methods3
CET 160Green Building Fundamentals3
DRAF 140Topics in CAD I:2
DRAF 1523D Modeling with SketchUp2
DRAF 1623D Printing and CNC Fabrication2
DRAF 242Topics in CAD II*2
DRAF 271Drafting Internship I*3
DRAF 272Drafting Internship II*3
INDT 155Workplace Skills1

Total Program Hours: 64