The Drafting Program offers an Occupational Skills Award, three certificates, and an Associate of Applied Science degree. The certificates range includes a 18 credit hour CAD certificate, a 26 credit hour 2D/3D Modeling certificate, and a 38 credit hour Industrial Drafting certificate. The Associate degree is a 60 credit hour degree that provides students with an intermediate skill level in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

Stackable Credentials

Full-Time Schedule 

Occupational Skills Award - Drafting-CAD 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #2 (Spring)
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours4
 Total Semester Credit Hours11

Certificate1 - CAD Drafting

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

The 18 credit hour CAD certificate provides an introductory level of skill using CAD software. Students completing this certificate often begin work in the field or may continue in the program to complete a higher level certificate.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #2
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
POFT 1300 Career Exploration/Planning 3
DFTG Elective 2 4
 Semester Credit Hours11
 Total Semester Credit Hours18
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

2

A drafting elective is a 4 credit DFTG or ARCE course other than those courses specifically identified as requirements for the certificate. (See Drafting course descriptions.)

Certificate1 - 2D/3D Modeling

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

The 26 credit hour 2D/3D Modeling certificate provides an introductory level of skill using CAD software for both two dimensional and three dimensional drafting and modeling. Students completing this certificate either join the workforce or continue toward a higher level certificate or the Associate Degree.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #2
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling & Design 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #3
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2381
Cooperative Education - Drafting
or Career Exploration/Planning
3
DFTG Elective 2 4
 Semester Credit Hours11
 Total Semester Credit Hours26
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

2

A drafting elective is a 4 credit DFTG or ARCE course other than those courses specifically identified as requirements for the certificate. (See Drafting course descriptions.)

Certificate1 - Industrial Drafting

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

The 38 credit hour Industrial Drafting certificate provides students with an introduction to many different discipline specific drafting types including: Architectural, Civil, Electrical, Piping, and Structural. Students completing this certificate either join the workforce or continue toward a higher level certificate or the Associate Degree.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #2
DFTG 2430 Civil Drafting 4
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #3
ARCE 1452 Structural Drafting 4
DFTG 2407 Electrical Drafting 4
DFTG 2423 Pipe Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #4
DFTG 2381
Cooperative Education - Drafting
or Career Exploration/Planning
3
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling & Design 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
 Total Semester Credit Hours38
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level Two Certificate.

Associate of Applied Science Degree - Drafting

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Drafting provides students with an intermediate level of computer aided drafting (CAD) skills. In addition, the students have completed studies in core curriculum courses: English, Humanities, and Mathematics.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
PSYC 1300 Psychology for Success (Select from one of the following:) 3
Choose a Math Pathway 3
Transfer Pathway - Take one of the following math courses:  
College Algebra  
Plane Trigonometry  
Workforce Pathway:  
Business Math  
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #2
DFTG 2430 Civil Drafting 4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
COSC 1301
Introduction to Computing
or Business Computer Applications
3
Continue your chosen Math Pathway 3
Transfer Pathway -Choose a second math course for which you have the prerequisite:  
College Algebra  
Plane Trigonometry  
Pre-Calculus Math  
Workforce Pathway:  
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)  
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #3
DFTG 2407 Electrical Drafting 4
ARCE 1452 Structural Drafting 4
DFTG 2423 Pipe Drafting 4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #4
Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum3
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 4
BUSI 2304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence 3
DFTG 2381
Cooperative Education - Drafting
or Career Exploration/Planning
3
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling & Design 4
 Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Part-Time Schedules 

Certificate1 - CAD Drafting

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

The 18 credit hour CAD certificate provides an introductory level of skill using CAD software. Students completing this certificate often begin work in the field or may continue in the program to complete a higher level certificate.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #2 (Spring)
DFTG Elective 2 4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #3 (Summer)
POFT 1300 Career Exploration/Planning 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours18
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

2

A drafting elective is a 4 credit DFTG or ARCE course other than those courses specifically identified as requirements for the certificate. (See Drafting course descriptions.)

Certificate1 - 2D/3D Modeling

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

The 26 credit hour 2D/3D Modeling certificate provides an introductory level of skill using CAD software for both two dimensional and three dimensional drafting and modeling. Students completing this certificate either join the workforce or continue toward a higher level certificate or the Associate Degree.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #2 (Spring)
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling & Design 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #3 (Summer)
DFTG 2381
Cooperative Education - Drafting
or Career Exploration/Planning
3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG Elective 2 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
 Total Semester Credit Hours26
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

2

A drafting elective is a 4 credit DFTG or ARCE course other than those courses specifically identified as requirements for the certificate. (See Drafting course descriptions.)

Certificate1 - Industrial Drafting

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

The 38 credit hour Industrial Drafting certificate provides students with an introduction to many different discipline specific drafting types including: Architectural, Civil, Electrical, Piping, and Structural. Students completing this certificate either join the workforce or continue toward a higher level certificate or the Associate Degree.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #2 (Spring)
DFTG 2430 Civil Drafting 4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #3 (Summer)
DFTG 2381
Cooperative Education - Drafting
or Career Exploration/Planning
3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
DFTG 2407 Electrical Drafting 4
ARCE 1452 Structural Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #5 (Spring)
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 4
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling & Design 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #6
DFTG 2423 Pipe Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours4
 Total Semester Credit Hours38
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level Two Certificate.

Associate of Applied Science Degree - Drafting

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Drafting provides students with an intermediate level of computer aided drafting (CAD) skills. In addition, the students have completed studies in core curriculum courses: English, Humanities, and Mathematics.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #2 (Spring)
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
Choose a Math Pathway 3
Transfer Pathway - Take one of the following math courses:  
College Algebra  
Plane Trigonometry  
Workforce Pathway:  
Business Math  
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #3 (Summer)
PSYC 1300 Psychology for Success 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
ARCE 1452 Structural Drafting 4
Continue your chosen Math Pathway 3
Transfer Pathway - Choose a second math course for which you have the prerequisite:  
College Algebra  
Plane Trigonometry  
Pre-Calculus Math  
Workforce Pathway:  
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)  
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #5 (Spring)
DFTG 2430 Civil Drafting 4
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling & Design 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #6 (Summer)
BUSI 2304 Business Report Writing and Correspondence 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #7 (Fall)
DFTG 2407 Electrical Drafting 4
DFTG 2423 Pipe Drafting 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #8 (Spring)
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 4
BCIS 1305
Business Computer Applications
or Introduction to Computing
3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #9 (Summer)
DFTG 2381
Cooperative Education - Drafting
or Career Exploration/Planning
3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #10 (Fall)
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
 Total Semester Credit Hours60