Drafting Technology - DT12

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Drafting Technology diploma program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the drafting field, such as drafter, CAD operator or Civil Tech based on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. 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.

 

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;     
 
*Be at least 16 years of age;   
  
*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;   
  
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;      

*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

 

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Core Courses (8 hours)

Prereqs: Diploma Level Reading and Writing Scores OR READ 0097 and/or ENGL 0097 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

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.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

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.
Choose One of the Following (3 hours)

Prereqs: Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

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, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.
MATH
1013
3

Prereqs: Placement Test Score OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes concepts and operations which are applied to the study of algebra. Topics include basic mathematical concepts, basic algebraic concepts, and intermediate algebraic concepts.
Occupational Courses (37 - 39 hours)
DFTG
1101
4

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: COMP 1000

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.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: DFTG 1101

Technical Drawing I 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.
Choose One of the Following (3 hours)

Prereqs: MATH 1013

Coreqs: None

This course introduces and develops basic geometric and trigonometric concepts. Course content will emphasize geometric concepts and trigonometric concepts as they pertain to drafting/CAD.

Prereqs: MATH 1013 with a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Teaches the student basic arithmetic skills needed for the study of mathematics related to specific occupational programs. Topics include number theory, whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Homework assignments reinforce classroom learning.
Choose One of the Following (Minimum 3 Credit Hours) (2 - 4 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: Provisional Admission

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

This course is a study of the commercial construction process, terminology, participant roles, and phases. Topics include: project types, project stages, construction documents, marketing, contract procurement, estimating, bonding, scheduling, mobilization, materials, methods, change orders, claims, safety, organizational management, computers in construction, communication, high rise construction, contract types, liability and loss control.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

This course is a study of the materials and technologies utilized in commercial construction. Topics include: site-work, foundations, building structure, interior and exterior finishes, and roofing. A brief overview of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and conveying systems is included. An overview of materials testing is also presented.
3

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

This course provides the skills to read and interpret commercial construction graphical documents. Topics include: dimensioning practices, layout, abbreviations, symbol usage, line types, computer aided design, and principles of drawing.
4

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

This course covers commercial construction safety and loss prevention. Topics include: safety plan management, emergency planning, project security, sources of safety information and supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), fire prevention, hazardous communications, material safety data sheets (MSDS), fall protection, electrical hazards, ladders, scaffolds, stairways, confined spaces, excavations, training techniques, accident reporting, materials handling and storage, cranes, mechanized equipment, steel erection, and concrete construction.
8AD2 - Architectural Drafting Specialization (24 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: DFTG 1103

Introduces architectural fundamental principles and practices associated with architectural styles and drawing. Fundamentals residential and commercial practices will be covered. Topics include: specifications and materials; architectural styles, construction drawing practices and procedures, dimensioning and scales.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: DFTG 1103

In the Architectural 3D Modeling course, the student becomes acquainted with concepts of the software related to Parametric modeling for Architectural drafting. The student will develop the skills necessary to create 3D models and presentation/constructions drawings.
4

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: DFTG 1125

Introduces the essential skills necessary for assessing the expected materials, labor requirements and costs for given structures or products also students will be introduce to architectural drawing skills necessary to produce a basic set of construction drawings given floor plan information. Topics include: material take-offs; footing and foundation; floor plans; exterior elevations; site plans; and construction drawing techniques/practices.

Prereqs: DFTG 1129

Coreqs: None

Continues in-depth architectural drawing practice and develops architectural design skills. Plans are designed to meet applicable codes. Topics include: material take-offs; footing and foundation; floor plans; exterior elevations; site plans; and construction drawing techniques/practices.
4

Prereqs: DFTG 1125

Coreqs: None

Introduces commercial drawing skills necessary to produce construction drawings given floor plan information. Topics include: structural steel detailing, reflected ceiling plans, rebar detailing, and commercial construction drawings.
Occupational Elective (4 hours)
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Occupational Elective
4

 

Drafting Technology Student

Advisors

Greg Maddock
Drafting Technology Program Coordinator
Office: 7118 A & B
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext. 2660
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus