Drafting, Design & 3D Modeling

The Drafting, Design and 3D Modeling Technology Program is a broad study that prepares the graduate as a drafter in the fields of architectural, civil, mechanical, and structural drafting. Drafters prepare technical drawings used by workers who build homes, space crafts, industrial machinery, manufactured products, buildings, roads, bridges, subdivisions, and much more. Their drawings show the technical details of the products and structures with exact dimensions, specify materials to be used, procedures to be followed, and other information needed to carry out the job using computeraided drafting (CAD) systems. Instructions will include training in AutoCAD, Revit Architecture (3D), and SolidWorks (3D). Graduates will have the knowledge and technical skills necessary for employment with architectural or engineering firms, planners, manufacturing companies, furniture designers, governmental agencies, wood and metal manufacturers, and other agencies which utilize drafters and technicians. Students successfully completing the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Program Components

  • Conventional drafting practices, applications, and interpretations of working drawings
  • Computer aided drafting (CAD) uses an application of basic and advanced AutoCAD
  • Applications of machine drafting, descriptive geometry, statics and strengths of materials together with estimation
  • Architectural drafting, solid modeling, and selected technical design projects
  • Surveying field practices and development of survey and topographic maps

Employment Outlook

Increasing. Industrial growth and the increasing complex design problems associated with the new products and processes will greatly increase the demand for drafting services.

Last updated on August 18th, 2016 at 11:49 am.