Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
The A.A.S. degree in drafting technology is a two-year program that will prepare you for drafting positions in the design and construction industry. The program combines focused training in computer-aided design with a well-rounded exposure to the professions and trades and materials common to construction in Alaska.
Program coursework cover many aspects of design and construction, including: building materials; codes; and civil, mechanical, electrical and structural technologies. Through program coursework, you develop a comprehensive understanding of construction projects–from the first sketch of a concept to the contractor pounding the last nail–and the important role a drafter plays in that process.
Certificate Program (Cert.)
The drafting technology certificate is a one-year program designed to provide focused training in computer-aided design. The program provides focused education for individuals who have experience in the field and needs to become proficient in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) software.
Courses included in the certificate program will develop proficiency in the use CAD software and develop foundation-level knowledge through one of the following six concentrations: architectural drafting, civil drafting, information technology, mechanical and electrical drafting, process technology, or structural drafting.
Drafters develop clear, complete and accurate working plans, maps, and detailed drawings based on rough sketches and specifications furnished by engineers, architects, or designers. Computer-aided design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems are the principal tool used to prepare technical drawings.
Graduates will develop the technical CAD skills, as well as the design and construction knowledge needed to communicate with future employers in the architectural, engineering and construction fields.
Drafters can work for architectural, engineering or construction firms, government agencies, mining firms and manufacturing industries.
Students in the drafting technology program take courses taught by professionals from the architectural, engineering and construction communities. Students develop skills in mathematics, drawing and lettering, building concepts and design, and construction techniques utilizing conventional drawing techniques, computer-aided drafting (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM).
Class sizes are small to encourage student-instructor interaction and to allow for individualized assistance. Most classes are held in the evening to meet the needs of students who are currently employed.
Students entering the programs are expected to have computer skills equivalent to CIOS F150.
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