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
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 120||Introduction to Drafting||2|
|BOT 101||Computerized Keyboarding||1|
|DRAF 130||Introduction to CAD Concepts - AutoCAD*||3|
|DRAF 129||Interpreting Architectural Drawings||2|
|DRAF 123||Interpreting Machine Drawings*||2|
|DRAF 135||Graphic Analysis*||3|
|DRAF 230||Intermediate CAD: AutoCAD*||3|
|DRAF 143||Introduction to BIM Building Information Modeling*||2|
|MATH 130||Technical Mathematics I*||3|
|DRAF 252||Structural Design and Drafting*||3|
|DRAF 245||Advanced Parametric Design: Inventor*||2|
|CET 270||Fluid Mechanics*||3|
Total Program Hours: 64