Engineering Technology - Drafting Associate in Applied Science (Associate in Applied Science, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science

Program Description


Provides hands-on technical skills required in workplaces through computer- and laboratory-based practice, and a core of related courses such as physics, mathematical applications, and introduction to engineering. Students will be provided experiences with CAD programs and applications through taking a core of design and drafting courses. Includes exposure to a wide variety of drafting specialties utilizing current design software. The math and physics courses ease the transfer of students to a 4-year institute for completion of a Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the theories and principles of physics in the areas of mechanics.
  2. Apply standard methods of mathematical analysis including Trigonometry or Statistics, Intermediate Algebra, and College Algebra.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment in order to successfully follow an engineering design process and/or build a prototype.
  4. Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the technical skills required by industry.
  5. Demonstrate professional ethics appropriate to the field of engineering and technology.
  6. Use drafting principles to read and comprehend blueprint of a component.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to create a solid component using 3-D CAD software program.
Career Opportunities
  • Design Technician
  • CAD Technician
  • Engineering Design Technician
  • CAD Operator/Drafter
  • Engineer Drafter

General Education

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course name Credit Hours

Drafting: Complete nineteen (19) additional credits of 100-level, or higher, Drafting (DRAF) courses.


Engineering, Welding, Machine Tool: Complete six (6) additional 100-level, or higher, credits from the Welding (CIMWD), Engineering (ENGR), or Machine Tool Technology (MTT) courses listed below.

Credit Hours: 43

Electives: Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees require a minimum of 60 credits for graduation. Complete additional 100-level, or higher, courses to complete the requirements for this degree.

Elective Hours
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2018 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.