Drafting / Design Engineering Technology

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2013 - 2014 Academic Catalog

Drafting / Design Engineering Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Program Purpose: 

The Drafting/Design Engineering Technology program at Pierpont Community and Technical College is designed to provide students with practical knowledge, technical skills, verbal and written communication skills, and the mathematical ability required to develop various drawings used for illustration, industrial applications, and architectural design. Strong emphasis is placed on projection theory, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards, and modern industrial practice.

Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Use tools and technologies of the CAD draftsperson effectively
  • Use a computer workstation to produce engineering drawings and manage engineering related data
  • Demonstrate competency with manual drawing on a board
  • Comply with drafting Standards
  • Complete and edit drawings in the various disciplines
  • Design, analyze, and use engineering drawings to improve process and products
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality and continuous quality improvement
  • Demonstrate skills of oral, written, and graphical communication
  • Appreciate and engage in life- long learning
  • Function as a team member
  • Understand the importance of ethical behavior in the professions, society, and economy
  • Enter the job market or continue pursuing and advanced degree
Opportunities: 

Graduates with this A.A.S. degree are qualified for entry-level technical positions in engineering, architectural, and or manufacturing-related firms. The strong math, science, and communication background provided by this degree allows graduating students to enter the job market as technicians, supervisors, and project managers. Specific job titles include drafter, tracer, design drafter, designer, CAD operator, engineering assistant, engineering technicians, graphics specialist, and project manager.

In addition to meeting the minimum residence requirements for graduation, students in Drafting/Design Engineering Technology must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of technical work at Pierpont Community & Technical College.

Program Specific Accreditation: 

Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) 
1390 Eisenhower Place
Ann Arbor, MI  32095
(734) 677-0720
www.ATMAE.org

Program Total Credit Hours: 
60 CHs
Support Coursework: 
19 CHs

INFO 1100

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

COMM 2202

Introduction to Communication in the World of Work
3
CH(s)

COMM 2200 may be substituted for COMM 2202.  COMM 2202 recommended.
COMP 1101 may be substituted for INFO 1100.

Program Specific Required Coursework: 
41 CHs

DRFT 2205

Introduction to Solid Modeling
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2224

Inventor Sheet Metal and Fabrication
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2995

Design/Drafting Capstone Course
3
CH(s)

MATH 1101

Applied Technical Mathematics I
3
CH(s)

MATH 1102

Applied Technical Mathematics II
3
CH(s)
Model Schedule
Fall Semester

MATH 1101

Applied Technical Mathematics I
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
Spring Semester

MATH 1102

Applied Technical Mathematics II
3
CH(s)

INFO 1100

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

COMM 2202

Introduction to Communication in the World of Work
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

COMM 2200 may be substituted for COMM 2202.  COMM 2202 recommended.
COMP 1101 may be substituted for INFO 1100.

Fall Semester

DRFT 2205

Introduction to Solid Modeling
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2224

Inventor Sheet Metal and Fabrication
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
16 CHs
Spring Semester

DRFT 2995

Design/Drafting Capstone Course
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
14 CHs
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