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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drafting and Design Technology, AAS

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Program Description

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 no more than one-third credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Major Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 39

General Education Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 60


AAS: Drafting & Design Technology Total Credits: 60

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.


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