Associate in Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology

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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Drafting and Design Technology program prepares students as draftee technicians in Mechanical drafting, Computer Aided Design, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming, and manufacturing processes. Students develop skills in completing orthographic layouts, ANSI standard dimensioning,exploded/assembled and working drawings, 2D and 3D computer aided drafting, 3D printing, geometric dimensioning and tolerance, and a general understanding of manufacturing in industry. The program emphasizes current technological needs in the drafting industry.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Drafting and Design Technology (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3504
Total Credits Required
64–70
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Drafting and Design Technology program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • 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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

When to Start Taking Classes

It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.

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

Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I, or permission of Program Director RC 0–3
DFT105AA Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD RC 3
DFT110 Introduction to Drafting RC 3
MFG102 Machine Processes, Theory and Application RC 3
MFG254 Solids Modeling-Solidworks RC 3

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 2)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR equivalent as indicated by assessment. If students test out of CRE101 a Humanities & Fine Arts is suggested. CR 0–3
GTC108 Technical Mathematics II Courses also meet the General Education Mathematics area RC 3
DFT111 Intermediate Drafting RC 3
DFT254AA Computer Aided Drafting II: AutoCAD RC 3
DFT255 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing RC 4
MFG206 CNC Programming of Word Address Language RC 3

Fall Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 3)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG111 Technical and Professional Writing FYC 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication COM 3
DFT112 Advanced Drafting RC 3
Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area HU 3
MFG236 CAD/Cam Mastercam Programming Level I RC 3

Spring Semester (Term 4)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 4)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GTC106 Industrial Safety RC 2
GTC216 Properties of Materials RC 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area SB 3
MFG246 CAD/CAM CNC Programming: MasterCam RC 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4
DFT115 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing RC 3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=124465).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019