Programs of Study

Design Drafting Technology


About the Program

The Design Drafting Technology program prepares students for employment as entry level drafters in a high technology society. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the skill set necessary to advance as experience is gained in their profession. Students will receive training in fundamentals of CAD drafting with introductory courses in the fields of mechanical and architectural drafting.
The Design Drafting program allows students to obtain an A.A.S. Degree or Short or long Certificates. Calhoun’s drafting program is American Drafting Designed Association (ADDA) certified. The program offers strong instruction emphasizing engineering, manufacturing, and architectural theory. Program instruction includes sketching, critical thinking, and advanced problem solving skills, enabling each student to think and apply design drafting concepts.  Our drafting program will intensify your learning experience by combining theoretical instruction, demonstration, and hands on application.  Students will obtain the skills in drafting that begins in planning, extend to development and production of final construction documents. Students will receive training in 2D and 3D software application, ANSI/ASME standard dimensioning, tolerance including G & D, reverse engineering, machine drafting, 3D, and 3D Animations. Students will also study construction methods, plans, details and symbols dealing with structural, civil, and architectural Design Drafting. All students will enhance their abilities in the capstone portfolio class by learning the soft skills required to obtain their position in today’s career market.

A student completing the Design Drafting Mechanical concentration will be able to find employment with consulting engineers, design engineers, various government subcontractors and in machine shops. A student completing the Design Drafting Architectural concentration will be able to find employment with architects, electrical engineers, structural engineers, civil engineers, and home builders. The typical base salary range for a mechanical or architectural drafter is $30,950 - $74,800. Base salary does not include overtime or benefits.

See the program card that includes the curriculum for this program.

    For more information about this program, call or write:

Nina Bullock (Lead Faculty)

Just Starting in the Design Program this Summer? Sign up for:

  • DDT 111 FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAFTING AND DESIGN (NO PRE-REQ FOR THIS CLASS) CRN 8065  MON 5PM-10PM NR RM155
  • ADM 102 INTRO TO AUTOCAD- MAY CALL ME TO GER A SPACE IN THIS CLASS.
  • ADM108 INTRO TO 3D MODELING(SOLID WORKS) CRN 8040  MW 5PM TO 9:15PM NR RM113
Note: 3D Design & Production and engineering student should enroll this SUMMER in ADM108 ( it is a pre-req for both tracks in order to take the ADM208. ADM 208 is required for both tracks in the new catalog and is currently only offered in the fall semester)

 

New this Fall---Additive Manufacturing Degree

SEE THE NEW CATALOG FOR DETAILS- EMAIL ME AT nbullock@cahoun.edu

OTHER WORKFORCE DRAFTING & 3D CLASSES

 

           

 

 

  Nina Bullock
    Calhoun Community College
    Design Drafting Department
    P.O. Box 2216
    Decatur, AL 35609
    nbullock@calhoun.edu
    (256) 306-2813
    Design Drafting Lab Assistant - (256) 260-4307