2021-2022 College Catalog

Drafting Technology Diploma

Drafting Technology Diploma (Major Code: DT12)

Program Description

The Atlanta Technical College Drafting Technology diploma program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the drafting field, such as drafter, CAD operator or Civil Tech based on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. The program provides learning opportunities, which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or retrain in drafting practices and software.

Career Information

Occupation

Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 5.6% nationally and 4.6% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $56,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Dreem Penn

Program Coordinator, Drafting and Electrical

Academic Building C2207C

dpenn@atlantatech.edu

404-225-4520

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 4 terms
Program Credit Hours: 49
Estimated Program Cost: $16,768

Course Outline

General Education Courses (8 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

Select one of the following

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

MATH 1013Algebraic Concepts

3

Occupational Courses (14 Credits)

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar

3

DFTG 1101CAD Fundamentals

4

DFTG 1103Technical Drawing I

4

Select one of the following (3 Credits)

DFTG 1015Practical Mathematics for Drafting Technology

3

MATH 1015Geometry and Trigonometry

3

MCHT 1013

3

Select one of the following Specializations (24 Credits)

Architectural Drafting Specialization

DFTG 1125Architectural Fundamentals

4

DFTG 1127Architectural 3D Modeling

4

DFTG 1129Residential Drawing I

4

DFTG 1131Residential Drawing II

4

DFTG 1133Commercial Drawing I

4

XXXX XXXX Guided Elective

4

Mechanical Drafting Specialization

DFTG 11053D Mechanical Modeling

4

DFTG 1109Auxiliary Views/Surface Development

4

DFTG 1107Advanced Dimensioning/Sectional Views

4

DFTG 1111Fasteners

4

DFTG 1113Assembly Drawings

4

XXXX XXXX Guided Elective

4

Total Credit Hours: 49

 

Program Outcomes

1. Graduates will be able to competently conduct site surveys.
2. Graduates will be able to assist in preparing architectural drawings using appropriate software.
3. Graduates will be able to assist in preparing mechanical drawings using appropriate software.
4. Graduates will be able to assist maintaining documentation of drawings.
5. Graduates will be able to communicate professionally and effectively with co-workers, supervisors and clients.