Drafting and Design A.A.S. (DRF)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as an industry technician or draftsman who will be able to make detail and design drawings. The program provides students with knowledge and experience in the areas of computer-aided drafting (CAD), robotics, and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), so that they are prepared for the high-technology methods employed by industry.

Graduates assist engineers and designers in the investigation, experimentation, and development of products, tools, mechanisms, and machines. Graduates also prepare appropriate detail and design drawings for use in production.

Jobs for which graduates are expected to be qualified include detail draftsperson, design draftsperson, product design, machine design, and tool design.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • use common standards and symbols to make detail and assembly drawings according to accepted industrial practice.
  • construct drawings using various special areas of drafting, such as electronic schematics, piping, welding, structural, sheet metal layout, and castings.
  • explain the differences between various common manufacturing materials and have a knowledge of the processes available to transform these materials into finished products.
  • work from handbooks, catalogs, and other informational sources to obtain the data necessary for selecting machine components.
  • design basic tools, jigs, fixtures, and punch dies.
  • use creative thinking and good judgment when considering all the factors involved in the evolution of a mechanical design.
  • demonstrate and apply the basic principles of fluid power.
  • operate a typical computer drafting system.
  • organize and write a technical report indicating the data that was determined for the selection of a machine component.
  • determine by calculation the various operational values related to machine components, such as force, speed, and power.
  • determine by the design of a product or machine in relation to the effect it will have on the human element.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
MET 101 Mechanical Print Reading 3
MET 104 Manufacturing 3
MAT 105 Intermediate Algebra 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BGT 103 Fluid Power 3
ENG 106
or ENG 107
Introduction to Literature
Writing in the Workplace
MET 111 Computer-Aided Drafting 4
MAT 130 Industrial Mathematics 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 16
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MET 106 Mechanical Drafting 4
MTD 201 Basic Mechanisms 4
PHY 201 Introduction to Physics I 4
BGT 240 Industrial Automation 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Semester Total 18
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MET 115 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
MTD 206 Machine Design 4
MTD 208 Tool Design 4
Elective Free Elective 3
Semester Total 14
Credit Total 63
Students Occupationally and Academically Ready