Drafting Design Technology

15 months, 1625 hours

 

The central activity of drafting and design technicians is to help convert an idea in a designer’s mind to precise working specifications from which a product can be made. Drafting design technicians assist engineers and architects in the design and drafting of electrical circuits, machine structures, weldments and architectural plans. Graduates of this program will be well prepared to enter the workforce as draftspersons in the mechanical, architectural, or civil fields. Students will learn how to prepare engineering plans, layouts, detailed drawings, create mass and volume studies. They will also work on many interesting in-class projects that will challenge their abilities and capture their imagination.

Drafting design technicians are specialists who use many methods of communication. The instruction during this program will focus on developing the following skills: CAD, architectural, mechanical, and civil drafting.

Students learn the basics of CAD while learning the fundamentals of drafting on a computer. The curriculum includes the use of a state- of-the-art 3D printer to print student project models. Each student develops a professional portfolio of work completed during the course. This program provides the skills and foundation for a successful career in the drafting field.

Industry Certifications:

  • Certified Drafter (ADDA)
  • Autodesk Certified User
  • OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification

Uniforms

Required/Optional Items
Purchased through
APEX UNIFORM STORE

Required Items
Purchase from any Vendor

Required Footwear

Required Safety Gear

REQUIRED:

· Two Navy Short Sleeve Polo Shirts with BCTC Logo

OPTIONAL:

· Charcoal Crewneck Sweatshirt with BCTC Logo

· Navy Long Sleeve Tee Shirt with BCTC Logo

· Cotton blue jeans, khakis/cargo pants, dress pants – proper fitting and no holes

· Skirts, dress shorts – cargo/denim/golf style – appropriate length–to the knee, proper fitting, no holes

Casual footwear N/A

 

Textbook

The link provided for each book title will take you to Amazon.com.  Please note that you are NOT required to purchase the books from Amazon.  You may purchase the books from any vendor.

First Year Students

AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 2020 (27th Edition) – By Terence M. Shumaker, David A. Madsen, Jeffrey A. Laurich, J.C. Malitzke, Craig P. Black

ISBN #: 978-1635638660

 

Second Year Students

Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Inventor 2020 (Paperback 2019) – by Randy H. Shih

ISBN #: 978-1630572723

OPTIONAL:
Architectural Drafting and Design (6th Edition) – by Alan Jefferis, David A. Madsen and David P. Madsen 

ISBN #: 978-1-43548-162-6

 

Third Year Students

OPTIONAL:
Civil Drafting Technology (7th Edition) – by David A. Madsen Emeritus, Terence M. Shumaker and David P. Madsen

ISBN #: 978-0-13500-068-7

OPTIONAL:
Engineering Drawing and Design  (5th Edition) (Textbook) – by David A. Madsen and David P. Madsen

ISBN #: 978-1-11130-957-2

OPTIONAL:
Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2020 (Paperback) – by Daniel John Stine

ISBN #: 978-1-630572563

Tool / Supply / Protective Equipment

Quantity Needed Level 1, 2, or 3 Approximate Cost Suggested Vendor
Footwear Requirement: Casual footwear 1 pair Levels 1, 2, & 3 TBD Any store
Flash Drive 1 Levels 1, 2, & 3 $20.00 Any store
3″, 3-Ring Binder 1 Levels 1, 2, & 3 $5.00 Any store
30+ Index Tab Dividers 1 Level 1 $3.00 – $10.00 Any store
3 Hole Paper for Binders (100 sheets minimum) 100 Sheets Level 1 $1.50 – $3.00 Any store

* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only).  Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.

ACE Drafting Design Technology

Program Entrance Recommendations:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Algebra I or Geometry
  • Problem solving / troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Artistic ability / creativity

Career Pathways:

  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Civil Drafter
  • Drafter
  • Electronic Drafter (CAD Technician)