Associate in Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
DFT110 Introduction to Drafting RC 3
DFT105AA Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD CS 3
GTC102 Machine Processes, Theory and Application RE 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
GTC266 Solids Modeling-Solidworks Beginning Spring 2019 GTC 266 will become MFG254 RE 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
DFT111 Intermediate Drafting RC 3
DFT254AA Computer Aided Drafting II: AutoCAD RC 3
DFT255 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing RE 4
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I RC 3
GTC206 CNC Programming RE 3
ENG102 First-Year Composition FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR equivalent as indicated by assessment L 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area SB 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
DFT112 Advanced Drafting RC 3
GTC236 CAD/CAM Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming Beginning Spring 2019 GTC 266 will become MFG236 RE 3
GTC106 Industrial Safety RC 2
GTC108 Technical Mathematics II MA 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GTC276 Solids Programming Beginning Spring 2019 GTC 266 will become MFG246 RE 3
DFT115 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing RC 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication SB 3
GTC216 Properties of Materials RE 3
Humanities & Fine Arts or
ENG108
Any approved course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area or First-Year Composition for ESL HU or FYC 3

Course Area Key