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Engineering Technology (formerly Drafting Technology)

Gainesville and Corinth Campuses

Cherly Gary-Furdge- Chair Law Enforcement and Drafting

(940) 498-6238

Certificate

Upon completing this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Apply engineering practices to CAD drawings using multiple industry examples.
  2. Develop a solution to solve a problem, research, collect, analyze and interpret information to solve the problem.
  3. Demonstrate basic drafting proficiency, including the ability to use industry-standard computer software to generate 2D and 3D drawings.
  4. Demonstrate foundational computer literacy skills such as opening files, saving files, knowledge of Autodesk software and commands, ability to create a computer generated drawing.

 

The certificate is designed to take 1 years to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.  This degree can be completed either completely face-to-face or through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes.

Degree

The Drafting Department at NCTC offers training in drafting using Autodesk software, an industry standard used around the world. Students can work toward a drafting certificate consisting of twenty-seven (27) 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. 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 sixty (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. Transferring students should check with the university they plan to transfer to as to the number of classes that can be transferred.

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. Apply engineering practices to CAD drawings using multiple industry examples.
  2. Develop a solution to solve problems, research, collect, analyze and interpret information to solve the problem.
  3. Demonstrate basic drafting proficiency, including the ability to use industry-standard computer software to generate 2D and 3D drawings.
  4. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills expected of future professionals in the Engineering Technology field

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 AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

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
A departmental exam will be administered in the second semester.

Second Year First Semester

DFTG 2306MACHINE DESIGN

3 credit hours

DFTG 2328ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING - COMMERCIAL

3 credit hours

DFTG 1358ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC DRAFTING

3 credit hours

DFTG 2330CIVIL DRAFTING

3 credit hours

ARTS 1301ART APPRECIATION

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year Second Semester

DFTG 2338FINAL PROJECT-ADVANCED DRAFTING

3 credit hours

MATH 1314COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3 credit hours

OR

MATH 1342ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS

3 credit hours

ECON 2301PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

3 credit hours

OR

ECON 2302PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

3 credit hours

SPCH 1315PUBLIC SPEAKING

3 credit hours

OR

SPCH 1321BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

3 credit hours

GOVT 2305FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (Federal constitution & topics)

3 credit hours

OR

GOVT 2306TEXAS GOVERNMENT (Texas constitution & topics)

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15
*DFTG2338 Final Project serves as the capstone for this program  and should be taken during the student's last semester.

Total Credit Hours: 60