2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Mechanical Drafting Technology Diploma (D50340)

The Mechanical Drafting Technology curriculum prepares technicians to produce drawings of mechanical parts, components of mechanical systems, and mechanisms. CAD (Computer Assisted Drafting) and the importance of technically correct drawings and designs based on current standards are emphasized.

Course work includes mechanical drafting, CAD, and proper drawing documentation. Concepts such as machine shop processes, basic materials, and physical sciences as they relate to the design process are also included. The use of proper dimensioning and tolerance techniques is stressed.

Graduates 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
ATR 112Intro to Automation
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

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

Total Major Hours: 32

General Education Courses

Communications: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

(COM 110 or higher)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Natural Science/Mathematics:

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

3

(MAT 121 or higher)

Total General Education Hours: 6

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 38

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ATR 112Intro to Automation
2
3

3

DFT 111Technical Drafting I
1
3

2

DFT 151CAD I
2
3

3

DFT 153CAD III
2
3

3

DFT 154Intro to Solid Modeling
2
3

3

EGR 111Engineer Comp and Careers
2
2

3

HYD 110Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
2
3

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
15
22
23

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BPR 111Print Reading
1
2

2

DFT 112Technical Drafting II
1
3

2

DFT 152CAD II
2
3

3

MEC 110Intro to CAD/CAM
1
2

2

MEC 111Machine Processes I
1
4

3

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
9
14
15

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 38