Drafting and Design Technology

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CIP Code - 151301

Mission

The mission of the Associate of Applied Technology in Drafting and Design Technology is to provide students with entry-level skills in drafting and related career fields and to provide entry-level draftsmen as employees that will meet Louisiana’s industrial needs.

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Technology in Drafting and Design Technology is a two-year technical program designed to give the student essential knowledge and skills required for efficient and productive performance in the drafting field. Students may be granted a Technical Diploma upon satisfactory completion of the diploma curriculum. Certificates are also offered for those needing training in areas of drafting such as CADD without gaining all of the skills required for employment as a drafter.

In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

 Associate of Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology
 Technical Diploma in Drafting and Design Technology
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Drafting and Design Technology: Engineering Aide II
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Drafting and Design Technology: Engineering Aide I

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Demonstrate the ability to produce competent work using basic drafting principles including: Geometric construction, Applied Mathematics and Dimensioning Skills.
Create single and multiple auxiliary views of surfaces and objects.
Produce industry-accepted drawings for various drafting fields including mechanical, piping, structural, civil, electrical, architectural, and manufacturing.
Demonstrate the ability to utilize adequately computer-aided drafting (CADD) in the production technical drawings.

Degree Requirements

Course

Course Title

Lec Hrs

Lab Hrs

Tot Cr Hrs

Clock Hrs

ORNT1000

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

1

0

1

15

DRFT1110

DRAFTING FUNDAMENTALS

1

1

2

45

DRFT1120

GEOMETRIC CONSTRUCTION

1

1

2

45

DRFT1130

PICTORIAL DRAWING

1

1

2

45

DRFT1145

MACHINE & SECTION DRAWING

1

2

3

105

DRFT1161

DIMENSIONING

1

1

2

45

TCA – Engineering Aide I

12

300

MATH1110

TECHNICAL MATH I

3

0

3

45

OR

DRFT1160

DRAFTING MATH I

3

0

3

45

DRFT1215

AUXILIARY VIEWS/INTERSECTIONS & DEVELOPMENT

1

2

3

105

DRFT1230

FASTENERS

0

1

1

30

CADD1210

BASIC COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING & DESIGN

1

2

3

105

CTS - Engineering Aide II

 

 

22

585

CADD1215

ADVANCED COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING & DESIGN

1

2

3

105

DRFT2310

DISCIPLINE I – Introduction to Manufacturing/Electrical

1

2

3

105

DRFT2320

DISCIPLINE II – Introduction to Architectural/Civil/Structural

1

2

3

105

DRFT2330

DISCIPLINE III – Introduction to Piping/Marine

1

2

3

105

DRFT2340

*ADVANCED DISCIPLINE I

 1

2

3

105

DRFT2350

*ADVANCED DISCIPLINE II

1

2

3

105

DRFT2360

*ADVANCED DISCIPLINE III

1

2

3

105

JOBS2450

JOB SEEKING SKILLS

2

0

2

30

TD - Drafting and Design Technician

 

 

45

1350

Required General Education Courses:

 

 

ENGL101

ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

0

3

45

MATH 108 or 110

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

0

3

45

PSYC201 or Soc/Behav Science

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

3

0

3

45

PHSC100 or Natural Science

PHYSICAL SCIENCE I

3

0

3

45

HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

AAS - Drafting and Design Technology

 

 

60

1575

*ADVANCED DISCIPLINES:  ARCHITECTURAL, CIVIL, ELECTRONICS, MANUFACTURING, MARINE, PIPING, STRUCTURAL 

 

 

Optional Elective

 

 

CSRV1000

CUSTOMER SERVICE

3

0

3

45

CSRV2000

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES

3

0

3

45

ENTP1000

FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

0

3

45

With approval from the Division Chair, the following courses may be substituted for any of the above course requirements.

 

 

SPPR2991

SPECIAL PROJECTS I

0

1

1

30

SPPR2993

SPECIAL PROJECTS II

0

2

2

60

SPPR2995

SPECIAL PROJECTS III

0

3

3

90

SPPR2996

SPECIAL PROJECTS IV

3

0

3

45

SPPR2998

SPECIAL PROJECTS V

1

0

1

15

SPPR2997

PRACTICUM

0

3

3

135

SPPR2999

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

0

3

3

135