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Drafting Technology - AAS

Drafting Technology provides students with technical knowledge and skills necessary to utilize computer software to prepare drawings commonly used in the building industry. Students receive training on recent releases of CAD software as well as hands-on experience in problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills. The curriculum is designed to provide a broad-based education with an opportunity for directing one’s studies toward specific employment as well as continuation of education at a four-year university.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2015-2018 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 61 Credit Hours

General Education Core (36 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (9 credit hours)
ENG111 Freshman Composition I 3
ENG115 Freshman Composition II 3
Choose One (3 credit hours)
SPCH111 Public Speaking 3
SPCH112 Interpersonal Communication 3
Ares II. Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH180 College Algebra 4
Area III. Laboratory Science (8 credit hours)
CHEM111 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM112 General Chemistry II 4
BIO111 General Biology II 4
BIO201 Medical Microbiology 4
BIO217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO110 General Biology I 4
BIO218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO105 Biology for Non-Majors 4
CHEM105 Introduction to Chemistry 4
ENVS102 Environmental Science 4
GEOL101 Survey of Earth Science 4
GEOL202 Earth History 4
PHYS111 Introduction to Physics 4
PHYS115 General Physics I 4
PHYS116 General Physics II 4
PHYS161 Calculus Physics I 4
PHYS162 Calculus Physics II 4
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
ANTH103 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANTH221 Cultures of the World 3
ECON208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON209 Principles of Microeconomics 3
POLS151 American National Government 3
POLS167 State and Local Government 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area V. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 credit hours)
ART110 Introduction to Art 3
HIST220 History of New Mexico 3
HIST101 Western Civilization to 1500 3
HIST102 Western Civilization from 1500 3
HIST161 American History to 1865 3
ART210 Art History 3
HIST162 American History from 1865 3
MUS108 Music Appreciation 3
MUS208 Music History 3
PHIL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
THEO222 History of Christianity 3
THEO232 World Religions 3
THTR110 Introduction to Theater 3
Any 100 or 200 level literature course applies

Program Requirements (22 credit hours)
DTEC101 Engnrng Graphics & Basic AutoCAD 3
DTEC107 Intermediate AutoCAD 3
DTEC109 Intro. to Architectural Drafting 3
DTEC220 Advanced Drafting and Design 3
DTEC233 3-D Visualization 3
STEM105 Computer Use-Scientific Research 3
STEM117 Introduction to Engineering 3
STEM250 STEM Capstone 1

Approved Electives (3 credit hours)
CS105 Introduction to Computer Science 3
DTEC130 Intermediate Archtctrl Drafting 3
MATH190 Trigonometry 4
VOC117 Blueprint Rdng & Constrctn Math 4