Drafting Technology (Diploma) (151301)  Diploma

Campus Locations: Thomasville, Tifton

The Drafting Technology diploma program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the drafting field. The program’s occupational courses are delivered utilizing a mastery learning instructional technique that allows students to enter any semester while progressing at their own rate. Classes may meet days and evenings three semesters per year. Students receive an excellent academic foundation with core courses in English, mathematics, and psychology. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or retrain in drafting practices and software

Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters

Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will translate three-dimensional pictorial sketches into proportional two-dimensional orthographic drawings.
  • Students will construct a working set of drawings, to scale, given engineering sketches of an assembly and a list of requirements.
  • Students will develop a complete set of construction plans, to scale, for a two-story residential home given a sketch and a list of requirements.

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet

Entrance Dates: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Drafting Technology, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 49 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation

Books: $550.00
Fees: $309.00
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Total: $3,084.00
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Total: $1,392.00
Curriculum Outline (49 hours)
1: Basic Skills Courses (8 Hours) 8
ENGL 1010

3.00 Credits Pre-requisite(s): Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels. Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

MATH 1012

3.00 Credits Pre-requisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Score or appropriate learning support exit point. Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

And one of the following (2-3 Hours) 5
EMPL 1000

2.00 Credits Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

PSYC 1010

3.00 Credits Pre-requisite(s): Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatments, stress and health, and social psychology.

2: Institutional Credit (3 Hours) 3
COLL 1500

3.00 Credit Hours This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/ technical program of study. Topics include: Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communications Skills, Career Exploration, Research Skills, College Campus Knowledge, Memory & Reading Skills, Presentation & Interview Skills, and Group Skills. Effective Fall 2016, students who already have an Associate Degree or higher will be given exemption credit for the COLL 1500 course.

3: Occupational Courses (38 Hours) 38
DFTG 1015

3.00 Credits Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission This course introduces and develops basic algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric concepts needed to be successful in the drafting industry. Course content will emphasize algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric concepts as they pertain to drafting/CAD.

DFTG 1101

4.00 Credits Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the entry level occupational work ethics course during the same term. Establishes safety practices as they relate to a drafting environment. Introduces basic CAD functions while presenting essential principles and practices for line relationships, scale, and geometric construction.

DFTG 1103

4.00 Credits Pre/Co-requisite(s): DFTG 1101 NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the capstone level occupational work ethics course during the same term. This course provides multiview and pictorial sketching, orthographic drawing and fundamental dimensioning methods necessary to develop 2D and 3D views that completely describe machine parts for manufacture using intermediate CAD software techniques.

DFTG 1105

4.00 Credits Pre/Co-requisite(s): DFTG 1103 In the 3D Mechanical Modeling course, the student becomes acquainted with concepts of the software related to Parametric modeling for mechanical drafting. The student will develop the skills necessary to create 3D models and presentation/working drawings.

DFTG 1107

4.00 Credits Pre/Co-requisite(s): DFTG 1103 This course continues dimensioning skill development and introduces tools for precision measurement and sectional views.

DFTG 1109

4.00 Credits Pre/Co-requisite(s): DFTG 1107 Introduces techniques necessary for auxiliary view drawings, surface development, and developing sheet metal parts. Topics include: primary auxiliary views, secondary auxiliary views, surface development, and developing sheet metal parts.

DFTG 1111

4.00 Credits Pre/Co-requisite(s): DFTG 1105 This course covers the basics of identifying fastening techniques, interpreting technical data, and create working drawings. Topics include utilization of technical data, identifying thread types, graphic representation of threaded fasteners, utilization of other fastening techniques, welding symbol identification, and welding symbol usage in working drawings.

DFTG 1113

4.00 Credits Pre/Co-requisite(s): DFTG 1111 This course provides knowledge and skills necessary to create working drawings for the manufacture of machine parts. Topics include: detail drawings, orthographic assembly drawings, pictorial assembly drawings, and utilization of technical reference source.

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