School of Drafting and Design
School of Drafting and Design

Drafting and Design Technology: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Cary, NC Campus

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Objectives

This program exposes students to a variety of fundamental skills utilized in entry-level computer aided-drafting (CAD) and design positions. Students are exposed to CAD technologies and conventional drafting methods to produce various designs, working drawings, charts, forms and records. Students will be exposed to both classroom theory and laboratory projects.

Career Opportunities

This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue careers in a variety of entry-level positions involving drafting and design, and may include mechanical drafting and design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), architectural drafting and design, parametric modeling, civil drafting and design and structural detailing.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving drafting and design technology.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to the Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

Throughout the program students will use drawing tables, light tables, parallel edges and print machines. The CAD laboratory is equipped with micro-CAD terminals, plotters and a draft printer. Students regularly use smaller tools such as portable drafting boards, drafting instruments, scales and calculators. Refer to Student Equipment in the Online Course Information section of this catalog for information relating to the student equipment requirements for the distance education courses that are taught online over the Internet.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 35 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Program Total 93.0
General Education Courses
CO2520 Communications+ 4.5
EN1320 Composition I+ 4.5
EN1420 Composition II+ 4.5
ES2555 Survey of Economics+ 4.5
MA1210 College Mathematics I+ 4.5
MA1310 College Mathematics II+ 4.5
PH2530 Physics+ 4.5
Subtotal 31.5
Core Courses
DT1110 Introduction to Drafting and Design Technology+ 4.5
DT1210 Rapid Visualization Techniques+ 4.5
DT1230 CAD Methods+ 4.5
DT1320 Building Information Modeling (BIM)+ 4.5
DT1325 Sustainability in Design+ 4.5
DT1410 Materials and Processes in Design+ 4.5
DT1430 Parametric Modeling+ 4.5
DT2510 Advanced CAD Methods+ 4.5
DT2520 3D Civil Drafting+ 4.5
DT2630 3D Modeling and Visualization+ 4.5
DT2799 Drafting and Design Technology Capstone Project+ 4.5
Subtotal 49.5
General Studies Courses
GS1140 Problem Solving Theory+ 4.5
GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional+ 4.5
GS2745 Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional+ 3.0
Subtotal 12.0

+In this program, this course may be taught either completely in residence at the school, completely online over the Internet as a distance education course or partially in residence and partially online, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to the courses that the school decides to teach all or partially online over the Internet. In order to help students become familiar with fundamentals of taking courses online over the Internet, the school may determine that a portion of the first online course that a student takes in this program must be taken online at the school in a supervised setting.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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Paul Groves
Computer Drafting and Design
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2010
Lexington, KY

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"I get to design something and I actually get to see the things that I create affect the lives of multiple people."
- Russell Allred, 2009
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