Drafting and Design Technology
The Associate in Science program in Drafting and Design Technology (program code 2279 for Architectural and 2270 for Mechanical) is no longer enrolling new students. Please view our news release for more information. Students who are currently enrolled in the program should contact an advisor if they have any questions. The College Credit Certificate in Drafting (program code 6286) will continue to be offered.
The College of Central Florida (CF) offers a two-year Associate of Science degree program in architectural drafting and design technology, a two-year Associate of Science degree program in mechanical drafting and design technology, and a one-year college-credit certificate program in drafting technology. The goal of the drafting and design technology programs at the CF is to train students for entry-level drafting and design positions in the manufacturing and construction industries.
All the drafting and design courses are taught using AutoCAD. With the exception of the beginning engineering graphics course, all the drafting and design courses are hybrid courses. Hybrid courses meet four times per semester, i.e. once a month. Students must own a lap top computer with at least a student version of AutoCAD installed on it. The student version of AutoCAD costs about $150. However, students may be able to download a free copy of AutoCAD using a URL provided by the instructor.
A high school diploma or GED with Mathematics and English is all that is required for admission to any of the programs. In the fall 2010 semester, 74 students were enrolled in the programs; 4 graduated. In the spring 2011 semester, 86 students were enrolled in the programs; 4 graduated.