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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology

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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Drafting and Design Technology program is designed to prepare students as drafting technicians. Students will learn Computer Aided Design, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming, and basic manufacturing processes. Students develop skills in completing orthographic layouts, dimensioning, exploded/assembled and working drawings, 2D and 3D computer aided drafting and design, 3D printing, geometric dimensioning and tolerance (GD&T), and a general understanding of manufacturing in industry, all using American standards (ANSI). Students can also apply for the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Aided Drafting (5547) while pursuing the AAS.

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Drafting and Design Technology (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3504
Total Credits Required
60-67
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Produce sketches, multi-view layouts, pictorial views, sectional views, auxiliary views, exploded views, engineering assembly views, working drawings, and parts lists; all including dimensioning, symbology, linetypes, lineweights, drawing notes, and design related manufacturing callouts in a manner that is compliant with standard industry practices (ANSI).
  2. Use the latest 2D, 3D, and 3D parametric modeling CAD software to develop technical engineering drawings in two-dimensional multiview and three-dimensional solid models in a manner that is efficient and compliant with standard industry practices.
  3. Apply the principles and theory of manufacturing processes, basic operation of machine tools, properties of materials, and industrial safety.
  4. Create tool paths using computer numerical control (CNC) applications and principles.
  5. Apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing according to ASME Y14.
  6. Compare additive manufacturing to traditional technologies to choose the best approach, including 3D printing materials and design layouts, for a given application to rapidly create prototypes.
  7. Communicate with others in verbal and in written form to collaboratively solve problems within the discipline.
  8. Use a fundamental understanding of scientific inquiry to solve basic problems within the discipline of design.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree 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 degree. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

There are additional career opportunities associated with this degree that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below, with links to salary information for the United States as a whole (if available):
  • Architectural and Civil Drafters
  • Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
  • Drafters, All Other
* 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:

  • 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 RC 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 CR 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 COM 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 3

Note

This course sequence will be effective Spring 2019.

Term 3 is considered Summer

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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.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=154661).