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Drafting and Design Technology

Drafters use calculations and sketches from architects, surveyors and engineers to create technical drawings for a wide variety of construction projects. Coursework includes applications in architecture, civil engineering, surveying, mechanical engineering and landscape design, with emphasis in the latest technologies used for rendering, architectural “walk-through,” three-dimensional computer animation, and solid and surface modeling.

Once You Complete the Program

Work as a professional CAD technician in surveying, architectural, electrical, aeronautical, civil and mechanical engineering firms, as well as county offices and manufacturing plants, among other entities.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Drafting and Design Technology

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Drafting and Design Technology A.S.

Gain management and technical skills in many high-demand career fields, with the option to continue toward a Bachelor’s Degree at IRSC.

Technical (College Credit) Certificates

Earn valuable Technical (College Credit) Certificates at the same time you’re completing an A.S. Degree — get double the value and additional credentials by completing these blocks of courses.

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