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Engineering Technology AAS

Associate of Applied Science

All of the courses completed in the certificate program transfer directly into the degree.

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree, students will be able to:

  • Apply engineering practices to CAD drawings using multiple industry examples.
  • Demonstrate basic drafting proficiency, including the ability to use industry-standard software to generate 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills expected of a future professional in the engineering field.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy skills such as opening files, saving files, knowledge of Autodesk software and commands, and the ability to create a computer generated drawing.

The degree can be completed through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes. The program is designed to take two years to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Degree Requirements

First Semester
DFTG 1305 TECHNICAL DRAFTING 3 credit hours
DFTG 1309 BASIC COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING 3 credit hours
DFTG 1317 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING/RESIDENTIAL 3 credit hours
DFTG 1333 MECHANICAL DRAFTING 3 credit hours
DFTG 2317 DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Second Semester
DFTG 2306 MACHINE DESIGN 3 credit hours
DFTG 2300 INTERMEDIATE ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING-RESIDENTIAL 3 credit hours
DFTG 2302 MACHINE DRAFTING 3 credit hours
DFTG 2319 INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING 3 credit hours
DFTG 2340 SOLID MODELING/DESIGN 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Third Semester
DFTG 1391 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DRAFTING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY 3 credit hours
DFTG 2328 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING - COMMERCIAL 3 credit hours
DFTG 1358 ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC DRAFTING 3 credit hours
DFTG 2330 CIVIL DRAFTING 3 credit hours
ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
DFTG 2338 FINAL PROJECT-ADVANCED DRAFTING 3 credit hours
MATH 1314 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3 credit hours
OR
MATH 1342 ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS 3 credit hours
ECON 2301 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3 credit hours
OR
ECON 2302 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
SPCH 1315 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 credit hours
OR
SPCH 1321 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION 3 credit hours
GOVT 2305 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (Federal constitution & topics) 3 credit hours
OR
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT (Texas constitution & topics) 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Capstone Requirement: DFTG 2338 Final Project is the capstone requirement. It should be taken the last semester before graduation.