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Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design


Associate of Applied Science Degree


This program is intended for students pursuing careers in the Mechanical CAD Graphics Specialization.

Mechanical drafters work with mechanical engineers and designers to prepare detail and assembly drawings of a wide variety of machinery and mechanical devices. They may be involved in specifying design elements such as the types of fasteners (nuts, bolts, screws) needed to assemble the machine. Mechanical drafters are usually trained in engineering techniques as well as manufacturing theory and standards.

Students who choose the Mechanical Specialization career track are employed by those who offer services to the Mechanical Engineering, Fabrication, Automotive, and/or other Mechanical type industries. These may include working for a Professional Engineer, an industrial design firm, or assembly/fabrication enterprises. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design faculty advisor before pursuing this degree program.

  Semester I Credit Hours
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I OR 3
    ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing
    Mathematics1 3
    DFTG 1405 Technical Drafting 4
  Semester II
  DFTG 1433 Mechanical Drafting 4
  DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting -- Residential OR 4
  DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting
  DFTG 2430 Civil Drafting 4
  Semester III
  DFTG 1429 Electro-Mechanical Drafting 4
  DFTG 2473 Introduction to CAD/CAM 4
  DFTG 1458 Electrical/Electronic Drafting 4
  Semester IV
  DFTG 1402 Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering 4
  DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling/Design 4
  Semester V
  +#  DFTG 1491 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 4
  DFTG 2402 Machine Drafting 4
  TOTALS 63-67

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.
  2Select from: ARCE 1452, CETT 1425, CNBT 1411, DFTG 1445, DFTG 1470, DFTG 1475, DFTG 1494, DFTG 1495, DFTG 2400, DFTG 2405, DFTG 2413, DFTG 2419, DFTG 2421, DFTG 2427, DFTG 2428, DFTG 2432, DFTG 2433, DFTG 2436, DFTG 2449, DFTG 2474, DFTG 2475, DFTG 2476, DFTG 2478, ENGR 1201, GEOG 2470, ITSC 1307, MCHN 1419, SRVY 1301, WLDG 1437.