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Career-Specific Program Overview

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Drafting

The Drafting program at UACCM examines a wide range of drafting and design experiences to prepare students for entry-level positions in the drafting industry. The program introduces students to the drafting profession, principles, and technology used within the different drafting fields. Throughout the program, students learn and work with the following computer-aided drafting and 3-D modeling programs: AutoCAD, Inventor Professional, Revit Suite, and SDS/2. Students learn basic techniques for residential and commercial drafting, structural steel drafting, machine, and mechanical drafting. Realistic projects and working with clients are incorporated into the semester projects. The Drafting program curriculum includes the study of design concepts and sustainability theories to give students an edge in today’s workplace.

Career Opportunities

  • Drafters (architectural, machine, or engineering)
  • Drafting designers
  • AutoCAD technicians
  • Structural technicians
  • Estimator
  • Salesperson
  • Electrical and electronics drafters

Degree/Certificate Requirements

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Proficiency in Drafting will be able to:

  • Use AutoCad software to complete construction documents for a structure or mechanical system.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Technical Certificate in Drafting will be able to:

  • Use AutoCad software to complete construction documents for a structure or mechanical system.
  • Use Revit software to complete documents for a commercial or residential structure.
  • Use Inventor software to complete construction documents for a mechanical system.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Drafting will be able to:

  • Use software and/or manual drafting techniques to create 2D and 3D objects using ANSI standards and conventions.
  • Use SDS/2 software to design a structural steel building.
  • Develop a portfolio for presentation to future employers.