Programs of Study
Degree Type: Certificate
Semester Credit Hours: 45
First Semester - 12 SCH
DFTG 1305 - Technical Drafting
DFTG 1309 - Basic Computer-Aided Drafting
DFTG 1325 - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
DFTG 2319 - Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting
Second Semester - 12 SCH
DFTG 1345 - Parametric Modeling and Design
DFTG 2302 - Machine Drafting
DFTG 2312 - Technical Illustration and Presentation
DFTG 2340 - Solid Modeling/Design
Third Semester - 12 SCH
DFTG 1317 - Architectural Drafting - Residential
DFTG 2321 - Topographical Drafting
DFTG 2328 - Architectural Drafting - Commercial
DFTG 2331 - Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting
Fourth Semester - 9 SCH
DFTG 1358 - Electrical/Electronic/Drawing
DFTG 2323 - Pipe Drafting
DFTG 2338 - Final Project - Advanced Drafting
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D; Autodesk Revit; Bentley MicroStation; Trimble SketchUp Pro; Adobe Creative Suite; C; Microsoft.NET Framework; Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Photoshop; ESRI ArcGIS software; ESRI ArcView; Geomechanical design analysis GDA software; Topographic map software; Microsoft PowerPoint; Produce drawings, using computer-assisted drafting systems; Draft plans and detailed drawings for structures, installations, and construction projects; Coordinate structural, electrical, and mechanical designs and determine a method of presentation to graphically represent building plans; Analyze building codes, by-laws, space and site requirements, and other technical documents and reports to determine their effect on architectural designs.
- Operate a 2D CAD Design program.
- Read and interpret blueprints.
- Design and document in 3D with a parametric modeling program.
- Create construction and manufacturing documents using various CAD programs.
- Operate and maintain a 3D printer.
Texas wage data: workers on average earn $54,880; 10% of workers earn $33,420 or less; 10% of workers earn $81,880 or more.
CAD technician; Architectural CAD designer; Mechanical CAD designer; Civil CAD designer; Pipe CAD designer; Electrical CAD designer; Surveyor CAD technician; Graphics designer; Rapid prototyping technician; Parametric modeler; Building information modeler; Landscape designer technician; Interior designer technician.
High School Endorsements
Business and Industry
Additional Educational Opportunities
Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science