Drafting Technology

Sheila Guillot
Chair of Business & Technology
Madison Monroe Education Building, Office 147A
(409) 984-6381

The Drafting Technology Program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions in the drafting field. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.

Drafters prepare precise drawings and specifications from sketches, field notes, and other information furnished by an engineer or a designer. They also calculate the quality, quantity, and cost of materials. Final drawings, either by use of the computer or by conventional drafting procedures, contain a detailed view of the object as well as specifications for materials to be used, procedures to be followed, and other information to carry out the job.

Students interested in a career in drafting should be able to do detailed work requiring a high degree of accuracy, have good eyesight and eye-hand coordination, and be able to function as part of a team since they will work directly with engineers and skilled workers.

The Drafting Technology program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) and a certificate. The AAS degree will be available on campus in the Spring 2017 Semester and can be completed in two years while the certificate can be completed in one or two semesters. The Drafting Technology program will be housed in the Sheila McCarthy Umphrey Industrial Technology Center that will open in the Fall 2017 Semester.

Students with a Drafting major must earn a minimum grade of ‘C’ in all technical courses in the Recommended Program of Study.

Certificate Plan
First Year
First Semester
Couse Number Title SCH
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1433 Mechanical Drafting 4
  Total Hours 14
Second Semester
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1452 Structural Drafting 4
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting-Residential 4
DFTG 2423 Pipe Drafting 4
  Total Hours 16
  Degree Plan Total Hours 30

Recommended Program of Study Associate of Applied Science Drafting
Planned to begin on campus in the Spring 2017 Semester.