Engineering Technology AAS

Associate of Applied Science

All of the courses completed in the certificate program transfer directly into the Associate of Applied Science 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

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Engineering Technology AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
DFTG 1305 TECHNICAL DRAFTING 3
DFTG 1309 BASIC COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING 3
DFTG 1317 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING/RESIDENTIAL 3
DFTG 1333 MECHANICAL DRAFTING 3
DFTG 2340 SOLID MODELING/DESIGN 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Engineering Technology AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
DFTG 2306 MACHINE DESIGN 3
DFTG 2300 INTERMEDIATE ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING-RESIDENTIAL 3
DFTG 2302 MACHINE DRAFTING 3
DFTG 2319 INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING 3
DFTG 2317 DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Third Semester

Third semester courses and credits required to earn the Engineering Technology AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
DFTG 1302 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL ANIMATION AND RENDERING 3
DFTG 2328 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING - COMMERCIAL 3
DFTG 1358 ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC DRAFTING 3
DFTG 2330 CIVIL DRAFTING 3
ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Fourth Semester

Fourth semester courses and credits required to earn the Engineering Technology AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
DFTG 2386 INTERNSHIP-DRAFTING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN, GENERAL 3
MATH 1314 OR
MATH 1342
COLLEGE ALGEBRA OR
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS
3
ECON 2301 OR
ECON 2302
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS OR
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
3
SPCH 1315 OR
SPCH 1321 OR
SPCH 1311
PUBLIC SPEAKING OR
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION OR
INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION
3
GOVT 2305 OR
GOVT 2306
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (Federal constitution & topics) OR
TEXAS GOVERNMENT (Texas constitution & topics)
3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Capstone Requirement: DFTG 2386  All students must complete an internship.  This must be completed the last semester before graduation. Please meet with Mr. Zach Ouchley at jouchley@nctc.edu for more information.