2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Mechanical Drafting Technology (AAS) A50340

A course of study that prepares the students to apply technical skills and advanced computer software and hardware to create working drawings, graphic representations and computer simulations for mechanical and industrial designs. Includes instruction in engineering graphics, specification interpretation, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, drafting calculations, two dimensional and three dimensional engineering design, solids modeling, engineering animation, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided design (CADD) and manufacturing materials and processes.

Graduates should qualify for employment in mechanical areas such as manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

ATR 112Intro to Automation
2
3

3

ATR 211Robot Programming
2
3

3

BPR 111Print Reading
1
2

2

DFT 111Technical Drafting I
1
3

2

DFT 112Technical Drafting II
1
3

2

DFT 151CAD I
2
3

3

DFT 152CAD II
2
3

3

DFT 153CAD III
2
3

3

DFT 154Intro to Solid Modeling
2
3

3

DFT 254Intermed Solid Model/Render
2
3

3

DFT 259CAD Project
1
4

3

EGR 111Engineer Comp and Careers
2
2

3

HYD 110Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
2
3

3

MEC 110Intro to CAD/CAM
1
2

2

MEC 111Machine Processes I
1
4

3

Major Electives: Select 7 hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BUS 110Introduction to Business
3
0

3

DFT 115Architectural Drafting
1
2

2

DFT 119Basic CAD
1
2

2

ISC 112Industrial Safety
2
0

2

MAC 121Intro to CNC
2
0

2

WBL 111Work-Based Learning I
0
10

1

WBL 112Work-Based Learning I
0
20

2

WBL 121Work-Based Learning II
0
10

1

WBL 122Work-Based Learning II
0
20

2

Total Major Hours: 49

General Education Courses

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

(COM 110 or higher)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Science: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ECO 251Prin of Microeconomics
3
0

3

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I
2
2

3

(MAT 121 or higher)

Total General Education Hours: 15

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 64

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

DFT 111Technical Drafting I
1
3

2

DFT 151CAD I
2
3

3

DFT 154Intro to Solid Modeling
2
3

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
13
13
18

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
DFT 112Technical Drafting II
1
3

2

DFT 152CAD II
2
3

3

DFT 254Intermed Solid Model/Render
2
3

3

MEC 110Intro to CAD/CAM
1
2

2

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
11
16

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ATR 112Intro to Automation
2
3

3

BPR 111Print Reading
1
2

2

DFT 153CAD III
2
3

3

EGR 111Engineer Comp and Careers
2
2

3

HYD 110Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
2
3

3

Total Credit Hours:
9
13
14

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ATR 211Robot Programming
2
3

3

DFT 259CAD Project
1
4

3

MEC 111Machine Processes I
1
4

3

Major Electives*
0-3
0-20

7

Total Credit Hours:
4-7
11-31
16

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 64