Drafting and Design Technology

Program Description

The mission of the Drafting and Design Technology program is to provide students an opportunity to obtain board and computer drafting skills needed for employment and career advancement. The Drafting program provides a safe and healthy environment for learning, encourages students to become critical thinkers, and attempts to establish a relationship with students and employers that promote upgrading skills for advancement in their drafting career.

In this program, students learn the board and computer drafting skills needed for structural, architectural, civil/surveying, electrical, machine/manufacturing, piping, and materials drafting. Coursework covers computer-aided drafting, drawing, design, computer technology, and drafting theory. Available at the Main Campus in Lake Charles.

Accredited by ATMAE - The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

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Curriculum

Drafting & Design Technology-151301-AAS
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
Semester 1
CADD 1101 Computer Aided Drafting I 1 3 4
DRFT 1101 Drafting Fundamentals 1 1 2
DRFT 1102 Geometric Construction 1 1 2
DRFT 1103 Pictorial/Working Drawing 1 1 2
DRFT 1104 Machine Drawing 1 1 2
General Education Course 3 0 3
15
Semester 2
CADD 1201 Computer Aided Drafting II 1 3 4
DRFT 1201 Section Drawing 1 1 2
DRFT 1205 Measurements & Materials 1 1 2
DRFT 2301 Architecture I 1 2 3
General Education Course 3 0 3
14
Semester 3
DRFT 2401 Architecture II 1 2 3
DRFT 2402 Civil/Surveying 1 3 3
DRFT 2303 Machines/Manufacturing 1 2 3
DRFT 2304 Piping 1 2 3
General Education Course 3 0 3
15
Semester 4
DRFT 2305 Structural/Strength of Material 1 2 3
DRFT 2302 Electrical & Electronics 1 2 3
DRFT 2404 Specialization 2 2 4
General Education Course 3 0 3
General Education Course 3 0 3
AAS – Drafting and Design Technology (60) 16
Total Clock Hours 1320
Drafting & Design Technology-151301-Diploma Certificate Option
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
CADD 1101 Computer Aided Drafting I 1 3 4
DRFT 1101 Drafting Fundamentals 1 1 2
DRFT 1102 Geometric Construction 1 1 2
DRFT 1103 Pictorial/Working Drawing 1 1 2
DRFT 1104 Machine Drawing 1 1 2
CADD 1201 Computer Aided Drafting II 1 3 4
DRFT 1201 Section Drawing 1 1 2
DRFT 1205 Measurements & Materials 1 1 2
DRFT 2301 Architecture I 1 2 3
CTS - Engineering Aide (23) 23
DRFT 2401 Architecture II 1 2 3
DRFT 2402 Civil/Surveying 1 3 3
DRFT 2303 Machines/Manufacturing 1 2 3
CTS - Entry Level Drafter (32) 9
DRFT 2305 Structural/Strength of Material 1 2 3
DRFT 2302 Electrical & Electronics 1 2 3
DRFT 2304 Piping 1 2 3
DRFT 2404 Specialization 2 2 4
TD - Drafting and Design Technician (45) 13
Total Clock Hours 1095

Program Information

CIP Code: 151301

Program Type: Associate of Applied Science

Program Length: 60 Semester Credits

Program Resources

Awards Per Highest Degree/Certificate Earned
Year AAS Level % AAS Level Diploma Level % Diploma Level CTS Level % CTS Level TCA Level % TCA Level Grand Total % Grand Total Enrollment
2018-2019 17 24.64% 3 4.35% 10 14.49% 9 13.04% 39 56.52% 69
2017-2018 19 25.33% 2 2.67% 17 22.67% 5 6.67% 43 57.33% 75
2016-2017 13 17.33% 1 1.33% 25 33.33% 11 14.67% 50 66.67% 75

Contact Information

Aaron Goodman

aaron.goodman@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6984

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Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
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Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
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