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Computer-Aided Design Operator/Drafting Certificate:
Track 1 - Architectural, Civil/Structural

The Computer-Aided Design Operator/Drafting Certificate: Track 1 - Architectural, Civil/Structural (C1_EDD1) is offered at LSC-CyFair and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

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

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 62-69 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students may specialize in architectural engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology or metal building drafting and 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 engineering design graphics 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, construction, or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available
to graduates.

The general education core and many technical courses will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Program Plan

First Year Credit

Course Number Title Credits
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods & Materials I 3
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations OR 3
MATH1 1314 College Algebra  
DFTG 2331 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design & Drafting 3
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting Residential 3
DFTG 2319 Interm. Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling/Design 3
ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
DFTG 2328 Architectural Drafting-Commercial 3
DFTG 1391 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology 3

TOTAL Credits for Computer-Aided Design Operator/Drafting Certificate,
Track 1 - Architectural, Civil/Structural:

33

  1. Students planning to complete the AAS degree in architectural engineering technology, pre-engineered metal building drafting and design, or mechanical engineering should take MATH 1314-College Algebra.

Note: A capstone certification exam is required of all certificate students completing the certificate program. The certificate will not be awarded without completion and passing with a minimum grade of 75 percent. Courses should be taken sequentially, in the order shown, considering individual published course prerequisites.

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