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Drafting and Design Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to provide the graduate with the education necessary for job opportunities in industry and the curricular flexibility to allow students to take course work that should, with proper planning, transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in an allied area. Common allied areas would be architecture, engineering, technology, and industrial arts teaching.

The degree in drafting and design technology requires a core of technical courses in the areas of engineering drafting, residential and commercial architecture, computer-aided drafting, and surveying. This core can provide the preparation necessary for a variety of assignments that may be available in industry. In addition, course work in the areas of science, mathematics, communications, social and behavioral sciences, and humanistic studies provide the general education basis to a productive career and effective citizenship.

(Recommended Curriculum)

General Education (Minimum 17 credits)

General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.

1. Exploration and Participation

(One course minimum)

  • Laboratory Science
  • Mathematics (minimum 1000 level)

2. Communication

(One course minimum)

  • Written or spoken communication
  • 1000 level course minimum

3. Relationship with the World

(One course minimum)

  • Human behavior
  • U.S. and Wyoming constitutions (1-3CR)
  • Cultural environment

4. General Education Electives

  • Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.

5. Physical Education (1CR)


Approved electives: engineering technology, art, construction, electronics, machine tool, robotics, welding, computer component, and business component.

Graduation Requirements

All classes in the major must be passed with a “C” or better.

A minimum of 64 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Policies ” and “Degree Requirements .”


Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts and Associate of Applied Science Degrees.

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