The Drafting program prepares graduates for the career field of drafting through instruction in the use of industry recognized drafting technologies. The content for this program is developed with support from an industry advisory committee to allow students the opportunity to gain work force entry-level skills. 

Graduates of the drafting program or certificate will learn a wide range of skills and gain industry specific experience in:

  • graphic designs using AutoCAD’s hatch patterns.
  • Revit modeling systems and techniques.
  • working drawings, assembling drawings and material lists associated with industrial graphics.
  • technical skills to communicate architectural ideas
  • constructing 3D solid models using the 3D workspace and viewports.
  • extracting two-dimensional objects into 3D solid models.
  • preparing residential and commercial site plans.
  • CAD-BIM methodologies and skills for commercial and residential drawings.
  • gathering on-site information and applying that information directly to drawings.

Programs

AAS in Drafting CAD Technology

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 100 AutoCAD 1 ‐ Drafting 3 Major Requirement
DFT 106 Revit 1 Introd to Revit Modeling‐Drafting 4 Major Requirement

ENG 100

or

ENG 101 or ENG 107

Introduction to Composition

or

Freshman Composition 1/GE

GE- Composition
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology/GE (recommended) GE- Social and Behavioral Science
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 Departmental Requirement
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Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 102 AutoCAD 2 ‐ Drafting 2 4 Major Requirement
DFT 201 Construction Graphics 1 4 Major Requirement
DFT 107 Revit 2 Revit Modeling‐Drafting 4 Major Requirement
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition 1/GE 3 GE- Composition
or      
ENG 102 Freshman Composition 2/GE    
MAT 105 Mathematics for Applied Sciences or higher level approved math 3 GE- Mathematics
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Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 202 Construction Graphics 2 4 Major Requirement
DFT 203 AutoCAD 3 Drafting 3 4 Major Requirement
DFT 208 Revit 3 Revit MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) 4 Major Requirement
SPC 215 Public Speaking 3 GE- Additional Courses
ENV 101 Environmental Science (recommended) 4 GE- Physical and Biological Sciences
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Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 204 AutoCAD 4 ‐ Drafting 4 4 Major Requirement
DFT 209 Revit 4 Revit Structural ‐ Drafting 4 Major Requirement
PSY 101 Construction Management Field Operations 3 Departmental Requirement
PHI 105 Ethics/GE 3 GE- Humanities
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Drafting CAD Technology

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 100 AutoCAD 1 - Drafting 3 Major Requirement
DFT 106 Revit 1 Introduction to Revit Modeling-Drafting 4 Major Requirement
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Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 102 AutoCAD 2 - Drafting 2 4 Major Requirement
DFT 107 Revit 2 Revit Modeling-Drafting 4 Major Requirement
DFT 201 Construction Graphics 1 4 Major Requirement
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Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 202 Construction Graphics 2 4 Major Requirement
DFT 203 AutoCAD 3 - Drafting 3 4 Major Requirement
DFT 208 Revit 3 Revit MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) - Drafting 4 Major Requirement
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Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
DFT 204 AutoCAD 4 - Drafting 4 4 Major Requirement
DFT 209 Revit 4 Revit Structural - Drafting 4 Major Requirement
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Explore the Program & Lab

In the CAD drafting program, our CAD drafting lab features CAD workstations that have both, AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit programs loaded, and ready for use by our students. The AutoCAD portion of the program finishes with DFT204 which lets the student take the test to become a Certified AutoCAD technician.

Career Overview & Job Outlook

Successful completion of the drafting program or certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations and annual median wages*.

Drafters
Drafters use software to convert the designs of architects and engineers into technical drawings. Most workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers.
$56,830
Civil Engineering Technicians
Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, utilities, and other infrastructure projects. They also help to plan, design, and build commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.
$53,410
Landscape Architects
Landscape architects design parks and the outdoor spaces of campuses, recreational facilities, businesses, private homes, and other open spaces.
$69,360
Industrial Designers
Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial designers consider the function, aesthetics, production costs, and usability of products when developing new product concepts.
$68,890

Contact Information

Kenia Lopez
Senior Secretary, Construction and Technology Programs
(928) 344-7752

Pasquale Lamaestra
Director of Construction and Technology Programs
(928) 317-6005

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