Engineering Technology

A Blueprint for Success: Computer-Aided Drafting

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For this program you will need to own or buy a computer with specific requirements. Please download this PDF for a list of these requirements and recommendations.

The Engineering Technology program at NCTC offers hands-on instruction using the latest releases of CAD software like AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, Civil 3D, SolidWorks and others. The Autodesk suite is the industry-standard comprehensive software suite used around the world by today's design engineers, printed circuit board designers, architects and commercial interior designers. Solidworks is a widely used standard in 3D solid modeling. The instruction is designed to reinforce class lecture with demonstrations and laboratory exercise experience. Students work on projects and develop time management, teamwork, and communication skills.

Certificate & Degree Requirements

Career Outlook

The training NCTC provides in the Engineering Technology program prepares students for positions such as civil, architectural, pipeline or automotive design drafter and technical illustrator in a variety of industries. Aircraft, architectural, and electronics firms, just to name a few, are in need of these services.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to earn a certificate or degree? add

The Engineering certificate can be earned in one year and the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) normally takes two years to complete. Students, however, may set their own pace.

Will this program transfer to a four-year university? add

Yes! The Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) will transfer to several North Texas universities through AAS to BAAS transfer programs. For more information and a list of participating institutions, please review the AAS to BAAS Guided Pathways.

AAS to BAAS Guided Pathways

Is financial aid available for this degree? add

NCTC believes that all students should be allowed the opportunity to pursue higher education. The Financial Aid Office will help you when applying for aid. For more information, call 940-668-4242, visit Financial Aid, or drop by the Financial Aid Office on any of NCTC's five campuses.

Apply for Financial Aid

Who may I contact for more information add

Darrell Smith
Division Chair Industrial and Engineering Technology
Gainesville Campus
(940) 668-7731, Ext 4436

Zachary Ouchley
(940) 498-6538