The Drafting & Design Technology program is a two-year technical program designed to give students essential knowledge and skills required for efficient and productive performance in the drafting field. CLTCC grants a diploma to students upon satisfactory completion of the curriculum. Certificates are also offered for those needing a background in drafting without gaining all of the skills required for employment as a drafter.
Graduates of this program work in various fields involving drafting and design such as mechanical drafting and design, building information modeling, architectural drafting and design, parametric modeling, civil drafting and design, and structural detailing.
Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate from this program. Completion time depends on course load, course withdrawals, and repeat courses. The program takes approximately four semesters to complete based on full-time status (15+ hours per semester).
The estimated program cost per semester (subject to change) is $2,472 (based on the highest credential available).
Credentials and Exit Points
The credentials and exit points for Drafting & Design are listed below. Students who pursue the highest credential for this program (Technical Diploma) have the opportunity to finish each semester with a competency certificate.
TCA – ENGINEERING AIDE I
CTS – ENGINEERING AIDE II
TD – DRAFTING & DESIGN TECHNICIAN
AAS – DRAFTING & DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
Technical Competency Area (TCA), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS), Technical Diploma (TD), Associate of Applied Science (AAS)