2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Title: Mechanical Drafting Occupational Skills Award

(Occupational Skills Award)

Eastfield, Mountain View and Richland campus only


  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: OSA.CADD.MECH

This program provides the skills needed for a student to become an entry-level CADD operator and enter the workforce in the field of mechanical drafting. Coursework includes the creation of 2D and 3D CADD drawings using AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or other modeling software in support of industry trends and technology advancements.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer - Aided Drafting 4
Semester Total 7
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
Semester Total 7
Minimum Hours Required 14

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.