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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology: Drafting, AAS

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No. of Credits: 60
Contact: J. Fehr, Interim Chair, Business and Technology Division; B. Brezina, Program Coordinator

This drafting option provides students with the background to work as a drafting technician in support of the work of architects, builders, mechanical and civil engineers, manufacturers, and other technical professionals. This program is open to individuals with no previous drafting experience. Students develop competencies in the general skills of engineering technology and study related subjects that provide a broad educational foundation. Technically specific coursework includes engineering graphics, 2-D drawings, 3-D drawings, land development drawings, and CAD/CAM drawings. Students will complete courses in drafting to obtain  necessary skills for the preparation of detailed technical drawings made with drawing instruments or by application of computer techniques. With a strong background in engineering technology fundamentals and a concentration in drafting, graduates of this program will be prepared for employment as an entry-level drafting technician.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

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Career Opportunities:

drafting technician in support of work of architects, builders, mechanical and civil engineers, manufacturers, and other technical professionals

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will...

  1. Identify professional, ethical, security, and societal issues related to engineering technology.
  2. Combine fundamental engineering technology principles and the use of modern tools of the discipline to select and implement the methodology required to solve engineering technology problems.
  3. Demonstrate good communications skills to work effectively with other members of an engineering team.
  4. Setup, develop, and modify as necessary engineering drawings using modern Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software.
  5. Use 3-D CAD/Solid Modeling software in conjunction with 3-D printing technologies to construct and assemble 3-D parts for a mechanical design project to aid in engineering design, simulation, or presentation.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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