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Drafting Technology (Degree)

Gainesville and Corinth Campuses

The Drafting Department at NCTC offers training in drafting using Autodesk software, an industry standard used around the world, both during the day and at night at the Corinth and Gainesville campuses. Students can work toward a drafting certificate consisting of thirty (30) credit hours of drafting courses like basic CAD, architecture, mechanical, and 3D solid modeling. Generally students can finish the certificate program in one year as a full time student going during the daytime. Or working students can go part-time and take one or two classes per semester and finish over a longer period of time. An Associate of Applied Science degree is also offered in Drafting and Design. The AAS degree is sixtyy (60) credit hours in length. Included in the degree program are English, Math, and other core academic courses. All the courses completed in the certificate program are part of the degree option. So if after completing the certificate a student wanted to work toward a degree all the work from the certificate would count toward the degree. Also the work done at NCTC may be transferred to local universities for those students wishing to get a BAAS degree. The degree program offers the student choices in degree path with several advanced drafting electives. The electives allow the student to focus their training in areas of interest that best fit their career goals. Of course students may work beyond the 60 hour degree requirement and take extra drafting electives or core academic courses. Transferring students should check with the university they plan to transfer to as to the number of classes that can be transferred.

Graduation Requirements : A minimum of 60 semester hours is required for graduation with an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Degree Requirements

First Year - First Semester

DFTG 1305TECHNICAL DRAFTING

3 credit hours

DFTG 1309BASIC COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING

3 credit hours

DFTG 1317ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING/RESIDENTIAL

3 credit hours

DFTG 1333MECHANICAL DRAFTING

3 credit hours

DFTG 2317DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

First Year - Second Semester

DFTG 1391SPECIAL TOPICS IN DRAFTING

3 credit hours

DFTG 2300INTERMEDIATE ARCHITECTURALDRAFTING-RESIDENTIAL

3 credit hours

DFTG 2302MACHINE DRAFTING

3 credit hours

DFTG 2319INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING

3 credit hours

DFTG 2340SOLID MODELING/DESIGN

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year - First Semester

DFTG 2306MACHINE DESIGN

3 credit hours

DFTG XXXXADVANCED DRAFTING ELECTIVE

3 credit hours

DFTG XXXXADVANCED DRAFTING ELECTIVE

3 credit hours

DFTG XXXXADVANCED DRAFTING ELECTIVE

3 credit hours

DFTG 2338FINAL PROJECT-CAPSTONE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year - Second Semester

PHIL 2306INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

3 credit hours

OR

ARTS 1301ART APPRECIATION

3 credit hours

MATH 1314COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3 credit hours

ECON 2301PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO)

3 credit hours

SPCH 1321BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEECH

3 credit hours

GOVT 2305AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

3 credit hours

Advanced Drafting Electives: DFTG1358 Electrical/Electronic Drafting, DFTG2323 Pipe Drafting, DFTG2332 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting, DFTG2358 Advanced Machine Design, DFTG2328 Architectural Drafting-Commercial, DFTG2330 Civil Drafting

Total Credit Hours: 63

DFTG2338 will constitute the capstone experience.