The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Drafting and Design Technology program prepares students as draftee technicians in machine drafting, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming, manufacturing process sheets, and electronics. Students develop skills in drawing blocks, schematics, and logic diagrams, printed wiring board drawings, and integrated circuit drawings. The program emphasizes current technological needs in the drafting industry.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Degree
- Academic Plan
- Drafting and Design Technology (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Drafters, All Other||$50,050|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
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 should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|DFT110||Introduction to Drafting||RC||3|
|DFT105AA||Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD||RC||3|
|GTC102||Machine Processes, Theory and Application||RE||3|
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
|Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|GTC266||Solids Modeling-Solidworks||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GTC246, or DFT254AA, or permission of Instructor.||Beginning Spring 2019 GTC 266 will become MFG254||RE||3|
|DFT111||Intermediate Drafting||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DFT105AA, or DFT110, or equivalent.||RC||3|
|DFT254AA||Computer Aided Drafting II: AutoCAD||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DFT105AA or equivalent or permission of Department or Division.||RC||3|
|DFT255||3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DFT254AA, or MFG254, or permission of Department or Division.||RE||4|
|GTC107||Technical Mathematics I||RC||3|
|GTC206||CNC Programming||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MET231 or machine shop experience or permission of Program Director.||RE||3|
|ENG102||First-Year Composition||Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101.||FYC||3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor).||OR equivalent as indicated by assessment||Critical Rdg||3|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area||SB||3|
|DFT112||Advanced Drafting||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (DFT111 and DFT254AA) or equivalent.||RC||3|
|GTC236||CAD/CAM Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming||Beginning Spring 2019 GTC 266 will become MFG236||RE||3|
|GTC108||Technical Mathematics II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GTC107 or permission of Instructor.||Mathematics||3|
|Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area||NS||4|
|GTC276||Solids Programming||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GTC266.||Beginning Spring 2019 GTC 266 will become MFG246||RE||3|
|DFT115||Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing||Prerequisites or Corequisites: DFT110, or MET109, or permission of Department or Division.||RC||3|
|Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication or
Small Group Communication
|GTC216||Properties of Materials||RE||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts or
|Any approved course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area or
First-Year Composition for ESL
This course sequence will be effective Spring 2019.
Term 3 is considered Summer
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Program Area Key
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
- Mathematics = Mathematics
- NS = Natural Science
- Oral Comm = Oral Communication
- PP = Program Prerequisite
- SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
- RC = Required Courses
- RE = Restricted Electives
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=109054).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.