Crowder College knows how important your future is! That is why we offer one of the best Drafting and Design programs in southwest Missouri!
Computer Aided Drafting and Design is a two year program which provides a working knowledge of drafting fundamentals for students planning a career in mechanical, structural, electrical, or architectural drafting. This program also provides a sound background for various related construction and manufacturing occupations.
As technology continues to advance, employers will look for drafters having a strong background in fundamental drafting principles with a higher level of technical sophistication and an ability to apply this knowledge to a broader range of responsibilities. Crowder College can help you gain that knowledge as well as provide hands-on experience employers are looking for!
Courses Offered In This Two Year Degree:
DRFT 101, Intro to Engineering Drawing & Print Reading
Provides a foundation for all engineering and technical design courses. Topics include basics of freehand sketching and CAD drafting, and print reading. Includes all principles using section, auxiliary and pictorial views to better describe the product.
DRFT 102, Descriptive Geometry
Provides entry-level geometry construction techniques for board and AutoCAD Command usage, drawing commands, viewing command and modifying commands. Topics include drawing layouts, 2-dimmensional drawings, editing and viewing commands, drafting practices and standards, file management practices and practical uses of CAD drawings.
DRFT 103, Technical Drawing
Topics include drawing the different types of fasteners, springs, cams, welding symbols, steel details and basic structural drawing. Editing and viewing commands, drafting practices and standards, file management practices and practical uses of CAD drawings.
DRFT 105, Architectural Drafting
Topics include drawing architectural plans including floor and foundations plans, electrical plans, elevations and construction details.
DRFT 115, Basic Computer Aided Drafting
Topics include drawing layouts, 2-dimmensional drawings, editing and viewing commands, drafting practices and standards, file management practices and practical uses of CAD drawings.
DRFT 120, Basic Civil Drafting
Provides foundation in CAD and Land Desktop and Eagle Point Software. Topics include terminology, surveys, contouring, project development, drafting practices and standards, file management practices and practical uses of the software.
DRFT 141, Assembly Drawings
Provides foundation for engineering and technical design courses.
DRFT 144, Weldment and Structural Drawings
Introduces specialized areas of drafting such as threaded fasteners, assembly sections, welding drawings, electrical drawings, piping drawings and structural drawings.
DRFT 197, 198, 199, 297, 298, 299 Topics in Drafting and Design Technology
Provides variety of topics identified in the course description.
DRFT 202, Machine Design
Provides topics based on bringing together practical applications, skills and knowledge developed in previous drafting and design courses. Topics include electrical and mechanical components which are then applied to machine design projects.
DRFT 203, Tool and Die Design
Provides background in the design of jigs and fixtures.
DRFT 205, Intermediate CAD
Topics include Associate Dimensioning, “Trace”, calculating strategy, Building Blocks, Symbol library creation, Bill of Materials generation, Isometrics and other three dimensional drawings.
DRFT 215, Advanced CAD
Provides activities including 3D-Drawing, 3D-Modeling, review of AutoCAD’s release 12, review of new types of CAD software, creating custom screen menus, Auto LISP and translating drawings via DXF and IGES.
DRFT 220, Intro to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Topics cover international standards for specifying the location and size of part features.