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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drafting and Design Technology, AAS

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Program Mission

The mission of the Drafting and Design Technology program is to provide students with technical education and knowledge, training and skills, along with communication skills needed for employment in various professional drafting fields with career advancement opportunities.

Program Goals

  • Students acquire and understand the technical education and knowledge needed to transform ideas to paper using basic manual and computer-aided design principles and concepts.
  • Students use the training and skills for analyzing and interpreting project information and data to produce precise, accurate drawings.
  • Students acquire, understand and apply written and graphic communication skills used in technical drawings.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Drafting and Design Technology program will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate basic data and information needed in the preparation of manual and computer-aided drawings.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with 70 percent accuracy in all training and skills necessary in manual, two-dimensional and three-dimensional computer-aided design to produce technical drawings in a variety of related professional drafting fields.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate attitudes, behaviors and communication skills as expected in a professional environment through active participation in class activities and projects.

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn an Associates of Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have earned two-thirds of credits in degree-required major courses at SLCC and have no more than 50 percent of total degree-required credits from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Major Area Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 39

  • DRFT Courses 39 Credits

General Education Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 15

  • ENGL 1010  3 Credits
  • MATH 1105  3 Credits
  • Social/Behavioral Science3 Credits
  • Humanities3 Credits
  • Natural Science3 Credits

Other Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 60


Curriculum Guide

Associate of Applied Science Total Credits: 60

Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.

1 Social/Behavioral Science options: ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOCI

2 Humanities options: HIST, 2XXX ENGL (except ENGL 2045 and 2070), or CMCN (except for CMCN 1170,1270, and 2145)

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