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 63 credit hours.

(Major Code 2220; State CIP Code 15.1302)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Prerequisites for Required Courses

Note: Prior to beginning the program, the student must take the following prerequisite courses, or have taken an equivalent transfer course, or have passed the waiver test (if applicable), or have obtained a waiver from the program administrator.

DRAF 120Introduction to Drafting2
BOT 101Computerized Keyboarding1
DRAF 130Introduction to CAD Concepts - AutoCAD*3

First Semester

DRAF 129Interpreting Architectural Drawings2
DRAF 123Interpreting Machine Drawings*2
DRAF 135Graphic Analysis*3
DRAF 230Intermediate CAD: AutoCAD*3
DRAF 143Introduction to BIM Building Information Modeling*2
MATH 130Technical Mathematics I* (or higher)3
Total Hours15

Second Semester

DRAF 145Introduction to Parametric Design: Inventor*2
DRAF 238Architectural Design and Drafting*3
DRAF 225Civil Drafting*3
DRAF 244Civil 3D*2
MATH 131Technical Mathematics II*3
ENGL 121Composition I*3
Total Hours16

Third Semester

Technical Electives (see below)2
DRAF 243Advanced BIM: Revit*2
CET 211Technical Statics and Design*3
DRAF 222Mechanical Design and Drafting*3
DRAF 250Electrical Drafting*3
ENGL 123Technical Writing I*3
Total Hours16

Fourth Semester

Technical Electives (see below)2
DRAF 252Structural Design and Drafting*3
DRAF 245Advanced Parametric Design: Inventor*2
CET 270Fluid Mechanics*3
Humanities Elective ^3
Social Science and/or Economics Elective ^3
Total Hours16

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Technical Electives

CPCA 108Word Processing I: MS Word*1
CPCA 110Spreadsheets I: MS Excel*1
CPCA 111Spreadsheets II: MS Excel*1
CPCA 114Databases I: MS Access*1
CPCA 115Databases II: MS Access*2
CPCA 117Databases III: MS Access*1
CPCA 121Introduction to Project Management*1
CPCA 123E-Presentation: MS PowerPoint*1
CPCA 125Word Processing II: MS Word*1
CPCA 151Internet II*1
CPCA 161Introduction to Web Pages using HTML*1
DRAF 140Topics in CAD I:2
DRAF 242Topics in CAD II*2
DRAF 1523D Modeling with SketchUp2
DRAF 1623D Printing and CNC Fabrication2
DRAF 271Drafting Internship I*3
DRAF 272Drafting Internship II*3
CET 105Construction Methods3
CET 125Construction Specifications*2
CET 129Construction Management3
CET 160Green Building Fundamentals3
CET 227Construction Cost Estimating*3
INDT 150Construction Safety/OSHA 303
INDT 155Workplace Skills1
MFAB 152Manufacturing Materials and Processes3

Total Program Hours: 63