2022 - 2023 Dallas College Catalog

2022 - 2023 Catalog
Program: Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Title: Computer-Aided Design and Drafting A.A.S.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only
  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CADD.17

This program prepares the student for employment in a wide range of industries as a CAD operator, printed circuit board designer or technician. Information in related fields is provided to enable the student to work effectively with engineers, technologists, architects and professional staff. Enrollment in CADD cooperative work experience courses (co-op) provides students with on-the-job experience while in the program.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading OR 3
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching (3)
DFTG 1405 Introduction to Technical Drawing OR 4
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting-Residential (4)
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences OR 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
+Elective Technical Elective (one course) 3
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting-Commercial 4
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
++++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting OR 4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting (4)
++Elective Technical Elective (one course) 4
++Elective Technical Elective (one course) 4
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 18
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 2380 Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General OR 3
+Elective Technical Elective (one course) (3)
++Elective Technical Elective (one course) 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
DFTG 2438 Final Project-Advanced Drafting 4
Semester Total 14
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1329 Electro-Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1330 Civil Drafting 1 3
DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics Drafting 3
DFTG 1391 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 3
DFTG 1395 Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 3
DFTG 2300 Intermediate Architectural Drafting - Residential 3
DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 3
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 3
DFTG 2381 Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 3

++Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1405 Introduction to Technical Drawing 4
DFTG 1413 Drafting for Specific Occupations 4
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting-Residential 4
DFTG 1492 Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1493 Special Topics in Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 2402 Machine Drafting 4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting 4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2435 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting 4
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling/Design 4

+++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.