Drafting & Design Technology
The Drafting & Design program provides the skills and training for individuals who wish to seek jobs in the fields of drafting, architecture, and land surveying. Students are trained on the latest computer-aided drafting (CAD) software packages including AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, Architectural Desktop and Arc GIS. AutoCAD is one of the industry standards for CAD technicians around the world. Experience with AutoCAD can lead to highly rewarding positions because of the current demand for AutoCAD technicians.
Architectural Technology Option
The Architectural Technology option prepares a person for careers in the architecural drafting field as an Architectural Drafter or Architectural Designer or CAD Technician. This option will emphasize the design of residential as well as commercial fields. The program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in architectural firms, design/build firms, engineering firms and manufacturing facilities.
Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the graduate will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Drafting & Design Technology with an emphasis in Architectural Engineering Technology.
Land Surveying Option
The Land Surveying option prepares students for a career in the land surveying field such as a Professional Land Surveyor, CAD Technician, and Survey Technician. Emphasis is placed on the use of modern survey equipment, drafting software, and the fundamentals and principles of land surveying.
Upon successful completion of the curriculum the graduate will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) and is eligible to pursue a Professional Land Surveyor License in the state of Mississippi. This program will also prepare students for the Certified Survey Technician (CST) program sponsored by the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors (NSPS). A minimum of 64 semester credit hours is required to receive the Associate of Applied Science degree in Drafting & Design with an emphasis in Land Surveying.
General Drafting Option
Students enrolled in the General Drafting option in the Drafting & Design Technology program receive training to draft and design projects of many different calibers. Graduates of the General Drafting option can pursue careers as Machine Drafters, CAD Technicians, Engineering Aides and many more.
Courses taught in the Drafting & Design Technology program are...
Highway & Road Design
Mechanical Design I
Computer Aided Design I & II
Legal Principles of Surveying I & II
Construction Standards & Materials
Architectural Design I & II
Structural Detailing I
Civil Planning & Design
Fundamentals of GIS
Mapping & Topography
Route Surveying & Design
Pre-Engineered Metal/Steel Building Drafting
For a complete list of courses needed to complete the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Drafting & Design Technology, please see the ECCC College Catalog.
Drafting & Design Graduate Careers
Land Surveying Assistant