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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
Drafting and Design Technology (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3504
Total Credits Required
70

Career Opportunities

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.

Example job titles with salary information
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.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
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

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
19
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

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
6
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 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

Term 4

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
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 Mathematics 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4

Term 5

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
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
Oral Comm 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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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

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=109054).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.