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Computer-Aided Design Operator/Drafting Certificate, Architectural, Civil/Structural Discipline

Rendering of buildings and water features.

Overview

Description

The mechanical design technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as engineering design technologist. Courses within the program include technical design applications, computer-aided design software and customization, solid modeling design, applied strength of materials, statics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.

The mechanical design technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 60 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students specialize in Mechanical Design Technology Design. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the computer-aided design operator/drafting certificate. This certificate program includes 30 semester credit hours of required technical courses.

Graduates of the mechanical design technology associate of applied science degree possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished engineering documentation for production in the engineering or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available to graduates.

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Contact

LSC-CyFair

Please e-mail Michael.L.Young@LoneStar.edu, call 832.920.5062 for more information.

LSC-North Harris

Please e-mail Ibrahim Elsamahy at Ibrahim.M.Elsamahy@LoneStar.edu or call 281.618.5667 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 9 Credits
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
Elective Discipline Track1 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
Elective Discipline Track1 3
Elective Discipline Track1 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling & Design 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
Elective Discipline Track1 3
DFTG 1391-or-DFTG 2338-or-ENTC 2380 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology2-or-Final Project - Advanced Drafting2-or-Co-op Engineering Technology Technician2 3
Computer-Aided Design (Architectural Civil/Structural Track) Operator/Drafting Certificate Program Total 27 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Students must select four courses from the following track:
    ARCE 1352 - Structural Drafting
    CNBT 1311 - Construction Methods & Materials
    DFTG 1317 - Architectural Draft - Residential
    DFTG 1391 - Special topics in Drafting and Design Technology
    DFTG 2331 - Advanced Architectural Design
    DFTG 2328 - Architectural Drafting - Commercial
  2. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $54,7601

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)2
  • Mechanical Designer2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.