Drafting and Engineering Support

Overview

Drafting and Engineering Support

Help plan, prepare and interpret engineering sketches. Assist with making mechanical and architectural designs. You can also work on civil structures, electronic circuits and landscape architecture. Learn all the skills you will need for the industry, including computer-aided drafting and design (CADD).

Careers in Drafting

  • Start your career as an architectural and civil drafter
  • Work as a mechanical drafter.
  • You could be an electronic engineer, or you could work as a cartographer.

Academic Plans for Drafting and Engineering Support

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below.

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Drafting and Engineering Support: Architectural/Civil—AA Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
DES 0001 3  
DES 0020 3  
DES 0003D 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
MATH 0000D or MATH 0000E 4-6 Option to complete MATH 0000D or MATH 0000E if needed for degree requirement, or option to take an Elective course.
TOTAL 16-18  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
DES 0002 3  
DES 0021 3  
CET 0020 or CET 0022 or CET 0024 or ENGR 0010 3-4 ENGR 0010 has prerequisite of completion of MATH 0027.
BUS 0085 or COMM 0003 or COMM 0005 3  
MECH 0001 or (GEOG 0001 and GEOG 0001L) or (PHYS 0010 and PHYS 0010L) 3-4  
TOTAL 15-17  
Term 3
Course Units
DES 0022 3
CET 0032 or GEOG 0090 or THEA 0014 3-4
ESS 0001 or GEOG 0003 or FASH 0015 3
ART 0022 or AAD 0044 or AAD 0060 3
Any Elective course 3
TOTAL 15-16
Term 4
Course Units
DES 0010 3
DES 0040 3
DES 0095 1
CET 0034 or CET 0026 or CET 0040 3-4
PDEV 0070 or HED 0001 or RECM 0072 2
ARHI 0150 or ARHI 0155 or BUS 0055 3
TOTAL 15-16

Drafting and Engineering Support: Mechanical/Civil—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
DES 0001 3  
DES 0020 3  
DES 0003D 3 DES 0003D can be taken in any semester.
ENGL 0001A 3  
MECH 0044 or WELD 0020 2-3 WELD 20 has a prerequisite of the completion of WELD 0010 or WELD 0015.
TOTAL 14-15  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
DES 0002 3  
DES 0021 3  
MATH 0000D or MATH 0000E 4-6 Option to complete MATH 0000D or MATH 0000E if needed for degree requirement, or option to take an elective course.
BUS 0085 or COMM 0003 or COMM 0005 3  
WELD 0064 or MECH 0004 or MECH 0014 2-4  
TOTAL 15-19  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
DES 0011 3  
MECH 0001 or (GEOG 0001 and GEOG 0001L) or (PHYS 0010 or PHYS 0010L) 3-4  
ENGR 0037 or ENGR 0010 or DES 0012 3-4 ENGR 0010 has a prerequisite of MATH 0027.
ART 0022 or AAD 0044 or AAD 0060 3  
Any Elective course 3  
TOTAL 15-17  
Term 4
Course Units
DES 0010 3
DES 0040 3
DES 0095 1
ESS 0001 or HIST 0017B or HIST 0020 3
PDEV 0070 or HED 0001 or (RECM 0072 and any Kinesiology course) 2-3
BUS 0055 or HIST 0051 or HIST 0020 3
TOTAL 15-16

Drafting and Engineering Support: Architectural/Civil—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
DES 0001 3
DES 0020 3
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units
DES 0002 3
DES 0021 3
TOTAL 6
Term 3
Course Units Notes
DES 0022 3  
CET 0032 3 Recommended by the department, but not required for a certificate.
TOTAL 6  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
DES 0010 3  
DES 0040 3  
DES 0095 4 DES 0095 can be taken here or the second Fall semester. This course is recommended by the department, but not required for the certificate.
TOTAL 10  

Drafting and Engineering Support: Mechanical/Civil—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
DES 0001 3
DES 0003D 3
DES 0020 3
TOTAL 9
Term 2
Course Units
DES 0002 3
DES 0021 3
TOTAL 6
Term 3
Course Units
DES 0011 3
TOTAL 3
Term 4
Course Units Notes
DES 0010 3  
DES 0040 3  
DES 0095 4 DES 0095 can be taken this term or in the second Fall semester.
TOTAL 10  

Architectural Drafting Specialist—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
DES 0020 3
TOTAL 3
Term 2
Course Units
DES 0021 3
DES 0010 or CET 0022 3
TOTAL 6
Term 3
Course Units
DES 0022 3
TOTAL 3

Drafting Essentials—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
DES 0001 3
DES. 0020 3
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units
DES 0002 3
DES 0021 3
TOTAL 6

Mechanical Drafting Specialist—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
DES 0001 3
DES 0003D 3
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units
DES 0002 3
TOTAL 3
Term 3
Course Units Notes
DES 0012 3  
DES 0011 or ENGR 0022B 3 ENGR 0022B has a prerequisite of completion of ENGR 0022A.
TOTAL 6  

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