Drafting and Design Technology

Associate in Science Degree (CIP# 1615130102)

This program is designed to train technicians to assist engineers by translating ideas, rough sketches, specifications and calculations into complete and accurate working drawings. In addition, instruction is given in three CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) courses which prepares the student for employment with institutions using computer assisted engineering and design.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult a career program advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.

Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit

Graduates of specific programs at Orange County Technical Colleges may be eligible to receive college credit for specific courses in this program. You may also be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned an approved industry certification or Career Pathways credit.  For more information and requirements, go to valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/transferagreements.cfm to view the award of credit options. Eligible students should contact the related academic department and/or Career Program Advisor at Valencia for the award of credit.

Technical Certificates

The Drafting and Design A.S. degree also offers the following college credit certificate programs.  These certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for entry-level employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the courses in the certificate programs are embedded in the A.S. degree. Click on the Certificate tab at the top of the page for more information about the course requirements.

  • Rapid Prototyping Specialist - 3-D Printing (12 credits) (CIP # 0615000012)
  • Drafting - AutoCAD (15 credits) (CIP # 0615130204)
  • Drafting with Specializations in: (24 credits)
    • Architectural Drafting (CIP # 0615130101)
    • Mechanical Drafting (CIP # 0615130101)
    • Surveying Drafting (CIP # 0615130101)

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Drafting and Design Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Assistant
  • CADD Operator/Specialist
  • CADD Drafting Technician/Specialist
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Drafting Designer
  • Tooling Drafter

Salary & Earnings Information

For salary and wage information, visit:  www.floridawages.com.

Contacts

Future Students

Contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or call 407-582-1507.

Current Students

Andrew Ray, R.A, Program Chair, West Campus: 407-582-1847
aray@valenciacollege.edu

Beverly Johnson, Career Program Advisor, West Campus: 407-582-1890
bjohnson@valenciacollege.edu

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship.

Program Outcomes

  • Accept professional and ethical responsibilities required by industry.
  • Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Analyze systems and processes used to create the built environment.
  • Solve design problems using algebraic and trigonometric functions.
  • Efficiently utilize current professional software to generate 2D and 3D drawings.
Foundation Courses
ETD 1031CINTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION/DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY3
ETD 1100CENGINEERING DRAWING3
ETD 1320CINTRODUCTION TO CADD3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Core Requirement ~3
Social ScienceSee Gen. Ed. Core Requirement ~3
Gen. Ed. ElectiveSee Gen. Ed. Requirement ~3
Science or MathematicsSee Gen. Ed. Core Requirement +*~3
Intermediate Courses
BCN 2405STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS *3
ETC 1251CEngineering Materials and Processes3
ETD 1340CADVANCED CADD3
ETD 1701CMECHANICAL DRAFTING I3
MTB 2321CTechnical Mathematics3
SUR 1101CBASIC SURVEYING MEASUREMENTS *3
TAR 1120CARCHITECTURAL DRAWING I *3
Advanced Courses
ETD 2355C3-D CADD3
ETD 2614CELECTROMECHANICAL DRAFTING3
ETD 2731CMECHANICAL DRAFTING II3
Drafting Design Technology Electives8
Total Credit Hours62
Drafting and Design Technology Electives
The Electives requirement may be satisfied with any course(s) in the Course Descriptions section of the Valencia Catalog with the subject prefix of BCN, BCT, ETC, ETD, ETM, SUR or TAR.
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

~

This is a general education course.

(GR)

Denotes a Gordon Rule course.

Notes:

All specialized program courses are offered on the West Campus; some specialized courses are offered at other locations.

Several Florida public universities provide opportunities for A.S. degree graduates to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. All of Valencia’s A.S. degrees will transfer into the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree offered at UCF’s regional campuses, as well as other universities. For more information on UCF’s B.A.S. degree, go to regionalcampuses.ucf.edu/program/applied-science. For other transfer options that may be available, go to valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/transferagreements.cfm. Students who want to continue their education should contact their university of choice for acceptance of this degree.

For students who are interested in pursuing UCF’s B.A.S. degree, 36 credit hours of general education courses will be required. Students will also have to fulfill the state’s foreign language requirement, which is two years of the same high school foreign language or two semesters of the same college-level foreign language.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Drafting with Specializations in

  • Architectural Drafting
  • Mechanical Drafting
  • Surveying Drafting

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in architectural, mechanical, and surveying drafting that require computer-aided drafting skills. The content prepares the student to draw, dimension, and print drawings by computer in the respective specialization area.

Foundation Courses
ETD 1100CENGINEERING DRAWING3
ETD 1320CINTRODUCTION TO CADD3
ETD 1340CADVANCED CADD3
Specialization Electives (All from the same Specialization)12
MTB 2321CTechnical Mathematics3
Total Credit Hours24

Architectural Drafting Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Efficiently utilize current professional software to generate 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Solve design problems using algebraic and trigonometric functions.
  • Analyze systems and processes used to create the built environment.

Architectural Drafting Specialization Electives
BCN 1272CONSTRUCTION BLUEPRINT READING3
BCN 2941INTERNSHIP EXPLORATION IN CONSTRUCTION *1-4
BCT 2770CBuilding Construction Estimating (Formerly BCT 2600)3
ETD 2355C3-D CADD3
ETC 1251CEngineering Materials and Processes3
SUR 2390CIntroduction to Geographic Information Systems3
TAR 1120CARCHITECTURAL DRAWING I *3
TAR 2033CARCHITECTURAL DESIGN *3
*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Mechanical Drafting Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Efficiently utilize current professional software to generate 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Solve design problems using algebraic and trigonometric functions.
Mechanical Drafting Specialization Electives
ETD 1701CMECHANICAL DRAFTING I3
ETD 2355C3-D CADD3
ETD 2614CELECTROMECHANICAL DRAFTING4
ETD 2731CMECHANICAL DRAFTING II3
ETD 2941INTERNSHIP EXPLORATION IN DRAFTING AND DESIGN *1-4
SUR 2390CIntroduction to Geographic Information Systems3
*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Surveying Drafting Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Efficiently utilize current professional software to generate 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Solve design problems using algebraic and trigonometric functions.
  • Perform basic civil/surveying techniques and related calculations.
Surveying Drafting Specialization Electives
SUR 1101CBASIC SURVEYING MEASUREMENTS (Surveying I) *3
SUR 2202CHIGHWAY DRAFTING AND ROUTE DESIGN *3
SUR 2390CIntroduction to Geographic Information Systems3
SUR 2460CSUBDIVISIONS *3
SUR 2941INTERNSHIP EXPLORATION IN SURVEYING *1-4
*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the West Campus; some courses are offered at other locations.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid.

Drafting - AutoCAD

Technical Certificate

This program is designed for a professional or entry-level individual in a technical area that requires computer-aided drafting skills. The content prepares the student to draw, dimension, and print technical drawings by computer.

Program Outcomes

  • Solve design problems using algebraic and trigonometric functions.

  • Efficiently utilize current professional software to generate 2D and 3D drawings.
Foundation Courses
ETD 1100CENGINEERING DRAWING3
ETD 1320CINTRODUCTION TO CADD3
ETD 1340CADVANCED CADD3
Drafting Electives6
Total Credit Hours15
Drafting-AutoCAD Electives
ETD 1701CMECHANICAL DRAFTING I3
ETD 2355C3-D CADD3
ETD 2614CELECTROMECHANICAL DRAFTING4
ETD 2731CMECHANICAL DRAFTING II3
ETD 2942INTERNSHIP IN DRAFTING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY *1-4
MTB 2321CTechnical Mathematics3
SUR 1101CBASIC SURVEYING MEASUREMENTS (Surveying I) *3
SUR 2202CHIGHWAY DRAFTING AND ROUTE DESIGN *4
SUR 2390CIntroduction to Geographic Information Systems3
TAR 1120CARCHITECTURAL DRAWING I *3
TAR 2033CARCHITECTURAL DESIGN *3
*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the West Campus; some courses are offered at other locations.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Rapid Prototyping Specialist

Technical Certificate

This certificate is intended for students to learn the fundamentals of rapid prototyping to analyze designs and create 3D models using a variety of 3D scanners and printers. The basics of solid modeling software, primarily Solidworks, will be explored in the creation of STL (StereoLithography) files for 3D printing. Design Analysis techniques will be used to analyze models for appropriate design concepts and material usage. Working in a collaborative team environment, students will learn to effectively analyze model results for successfully achieving design parameters.

Program Outcomes

  • Efficiently utilize current professional software to generate 3D digital models.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the concepts, applications, and hardware used in digital manufacturing processes.
ETD 1340CADVANCED CADD *3
ETD 2355C3-D CADD3
ETD 2371CINTRODUCTION TO 3D PRINTING *3
ETD 2372CADVANCED RAPID PROTOTYPING *3
Total Credit Hours12
*

 This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the West Campus; ETD 1340C is also offered on East Campus. Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.