2021-2022 Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

Drafting Technology Associate of Science

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The Drafting Technology Associate of Science degree program includes courses designed to provide a general background and specialized skills to help the student find entry-level employment in government and private enterprise, especially where drafting skills are required. Main competencies include understanding CAD, Solidworks, and similar software programs, ability to draft and annotate drawings in 2D and 3D views, and ability to interpret and work from mechanical drawings. Students will be prepared to work as mechanical drafters, industrial design drafters, and manufacturing drafters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Communicate designs in 2 languages of mechanical drafting: AutoCAD and Solidworks.
  • Demonstrate proficient drafting skills in 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional drawings.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of annotation and dimensioning techniques used in producing drawings in the engineering and manufacturing fields.
  • Discuss drafting techniques, drafting software languages, and digital visualization.


Course ID Title Units
DR 23  or Engineering Graphics 3
DR 100  < Fundamentals of Industrial and Mechanical Design 3
DR 50  * or Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
ARCH 50  * Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DR 51  * or Computer-Aided Drafting 3
ARCH 51  * Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DR 101  * Mechanical Design 3
DR 102   Mech Design and Marketing Portfolio 3
DR 120   Engineering Technology 3
DR 152  * or Advanced Computer-Aided Design 3
ARCH 152  * Advanced Computer-Aided Design 3
DR 200  * 3D Parametric Modeling - Solidworks 3
DR 201  * Advanced 3D Parametric Modeling - Solidworks 3
DR 202  * Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
DR 203   Green & Sustainable Manufacturing Design 3
  Select one course from Restricted Electives 3



Restricted Electives  
ET 101   Survey of Electronics 3
MFG 200  * Introduction to Rapid Prototyping Technology 3

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

<Students who have completed one year of high school mechanical drafting, or equivalent, are exempt from taking DR 100 .

Associate of Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.


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