Engineering Technology - Drafting

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Faculty Contact
Hassan Mohseni Nameghi: 313-317-1746,, Science Bldg, Room: G-103A

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. Begins with manual drafting and progresses to CAD design, detailing, and problem solving. Includes exposure to a wide variety of drafting specialties such as: layout and detailing in product design, machine element drafting, science of material, and die design. Utilizes current design software. The math sequence eases 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 course, student should be able to:

  1. Describe the theories and principles of engineering physics in the areas of mechanics, heat, and sound.
  2. Apply standard methods of mathematical analysis including Trigonometry, 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.
  6. Use drafting principles to read and comprehend a part drawing.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to create a part design using 3-D CAD software program and create orthographic views of a part.
  8. Project an auxiliary view from an inclined surface.
  9. Apply sketching techniques to sketch objects orthographically and pictorially.
  10. Analyze mechanical components in terms of their static and strength of materials.

General Education

See General Education Requirements for details.

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Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course name Credit Hours
Credit Hours: 7

Complete additional 100-level, or higher, credits to complete this degree.

Elective Hours
Minimum Total Credit Hours