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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3504
Effective Term: 2022 Fall   

Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-69
CIP Code: 15.1301

Instructional Council: Drafting (24)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
17-3011.00 Architectural and Civil Drafters
17-3013.00 Mechanical Drafters
17-3019.00 Drafters, All Other
51-9162.00 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Drafting and Design Technology program is designed to prepare students as drafting technicians. Students will learn Computer Aided Design, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming, and basic manufacturing processes. Students develop skills in completing orthographic layouts, dimensioning, exploded/assembled and working drawings, 2D and 3D computer aided drafting and design, 3D printing, geometric dimensioning and tolerance (GD&T), and a general understanding of manufacturing in industry, all using American standards (ANSI). Students can also apply for the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Aided Drafting (5547) while pursuing the AAS.

Learning Outcomes
1. Produce sketches, multi-view layouts, pictorial views, sectional views, auxiliary views, exploded views, engineering assembly views, working drawings, and parts lists; all including dimensioning, symbology, linetypes, lineweights, drawing notes, and design related manufacturing callouts in a manner that is compliant with standard industry practices (ANSI). (DFT110, DFT111, DFT112)
2. Use the latest 2D, 3D, and 3D parametric modeling CAD software to develop technical engineering drawings in two-dimensional multiview and three-dimensional solid models in a manner that is efficient and compliant with standard industry practices. (DFT105AA, DFT254AA, MPT250)
3. Apply the principles and theory of manufacturing processes, basic operation of machine tools, properties of materials, and industrial safety. (GTC/MIT/OSH106, GTC216, MPT130MP, MPT260MP)
4. Create tool paths using computer numerical control (CNC) applications and principles. (MPT150, MPT130MP, MPT260MP)
5. Apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing according to ASME Y14.5M - standards, determine part function and relationship to each other, including tolerancing of parts for assemblies while calculating mating part conditions to guarantee part fits. (DFT115)
6. Compare additive manufacturing to traditional technologies to choose the best approach, including 3D printing materials and design layouts, for a given application to rapidly create prototypes. (DFT255)
7. Communicate with others in verbal and in written form to collaboratively solve problems within the discipline. ((COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [SB])
8. Use a fundamental understanding of scientific inquiry to solve basic problems within the discipline of design. (GTC107, GTC108, [SG], [SQ])
9. Apply relevant knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to seek career opportunities in the field. (FYE101, FYE103)
Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Required Courses
DFT105AA Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD 3
DFT110 Introduction to Drafting 3
+ DFT111 Intermediate Drafting 3
+ DFT112 Advanced Drafting 3
+ DFT115 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
+ DFT254AA Computer Aided Drafting II: AutoCAD 3
DFT255 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing 3

FYE101 Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success (1) OR
FYE103 Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success (3) 1-3

GTC/MIT/OSH106 Industrial Safety 2

GTC107 Technical Mathematics I (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0) 0-3

+ GTC108 Technical Mathematics II 3
GTC216 Properties of Materials 3

MPT130MP CNC Machining Level I 6
MPT150 Introduction to SolidWorks 3
+ MPT260MP Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) I 3
Credits: 42-47

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 28, 2022

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.