Drafting & Design Engineering Technology

Drafting & Design Engineering Technology

About the Program

The mission of the Drafting and Design Engineering Technology Program is to provide the most current technical training in Architectural or Engineering Design Drafting disciplines.

AWARD TYPES: Associate in Science, Certificate Level 1

AREA OF STUDY: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Construction

This program is part of the

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Center of Excellence

 
 
 

The Construction Center of Excellence offers certificates, competency-based training, and associate degree programs to support the growing need for electricians, HVAC technicians, welders, industrial automation, pipefitting, stationary engineers, and general construction skills.

Degrees and Certificates

Program Outcomes

Students will be able to:

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Produce technical drawings using geometric construction techniques.

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Apply dimensional concepts, in accordance with industry standards, in the production of technical drawings that are of the appropriate scale and proportion.

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Identify, analyze, and categorize complex twodimensional models and three-dimensional models in the planning of a drawing solution. Utilize computer-aided design software in the production of civil, electrical, mechanical, or architectural drawings.

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Demonstrate knowledge of design industry standards in the production of civil, electrical, mechanical, or architectural drawings.

Program Information

General Requirements

 

The Drafting and Design Engineering Technology program offers the technical training necessary for students choosing a drafting/design career in the fields of architecture, construction, manufacturing, and engineering. This program provides a strong academic and technical base, giving the graduate the needed skills and knowledge for immediate employment and the foundation for professional growth. It also provides professional growth for the experienced drafter/designer needing academic enrichment and knowledge of computer-aided drafting technology.


Advanced placement credit (21 credit hours max) is available to students who can provide written documentation of a minimum of two years, continuous related industry experience within the past ten years. This advanced placement credit is awarded after the student completes 9 semester hours at HCC.

This program provides a strong academic and technical base, giving the graduate the needed skills and knowledge for immediate employment and the foundation for professional growth. It also provides professional growth for the experienced drafter/designer needing academic enrichment and knowledge of computer-aided drafting technology.

Advanced placement credit (21 credit hours max) is available to students who can provide written documentation of a minimum of two years, continuous related industry experience within the past ten years. This advanced placement credit is awarded after the student completes 9 semester hours at HCC.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows students to earn only one AAS in Drafting and Design Engineering Technology. Students must choose one of the following four specializations: General Computer-Aided Design Drafting, Building Design Drafting, Mechanical Design, ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DESIGN or Piping Design Drafting.

Likewise the THECB allows students to earn only one Certificate in Computer-Aided Drafting. Students must choose from one of the following five specializations: Computer-Aided Drafting-General Drafting, Architectural Drafting, Civil Drafting, Machine Drafting, ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DRAFTING or Pipe Drafting.

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

Employment

 

There are 1,670 Electrical Drafters,1,974 Mechanical Drafters, 4,312 Architectural Drafters,and 4,312 Civil Drafters employed In the Greater Houston Area. These numbers are expected to increase from 2.9- 5.6% over the next four years.

  • Median Wages - $23.98-32.09 hourly, $50,000-67,000 annually

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Francis Ha

Drafting & Design Engineering Technology

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