AAS, Manufacturing Technologies, Drafting

Program Description

Associate of Applied Science Degree, Manufacturing Technologies, Drafting is a critical skill for a diversity of industries, including manufacturing, engineering, construction, and architecture. Students in the TMCC drafting program develop both manual and computerized drafting skills, including standard two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional solid modeling. With an AAS degree, drafters are prepared to work with designers and engineers to develop graphic instructions used to complete a variety of projects.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CADD 100 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFT 100 Basic Drafting Principles 3
DFT 110 Print Reading for Industry 3
Humanities/Diversity 1 3
Mathematics 2 3
OSH 222 General Industry Safety 1
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
CADD 105 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3
CADD 140 Technical Drafting I 3
CADD 141 Technical Drafting II 3
English/Communications 2 3
MATH 127 Pre-Calculus II 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
CADD 142 Technical Drafting III 3
Choose any CADD course not required in emphasis 2 3
Communications/English 1 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 1 3
MPT 140 Quality Control 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
Elective 2 3
CADD 245 Solid Modeling and Parametric Design 3
CADD 299 Capstone/Assessment 1
Human Relations 2 3
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
Science 2 3
 Semester Total16
 Total Units62

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.


See program recommendations or requirements.

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Technical Communications I
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
Human Relations3
Workplace Readiness
Pre-Calculus I
Introductory Physics
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
DFT 110Print Reading for Industry3
MPT 140Quality Control3
OSH 222General Industry Safety1
Emphasis Requirements
CADD 100Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting3
CADD 105Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting3
CADD 140Technical Drafting I3
CADD 141Technical Drafting II3
CADD 142Technical Drafting III3
CADD 245Solid Modeling and Parametric Design3
CADD 299Capstone/Assessment1
Select 3 units from remaining CADD classes3
DFT 100Basic Drafting Principles3
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering Design3
MATH 127Pre-Calculus II3
Elective Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to 3D Studio Max
Introduction to Information Systems
Inspection Techniques
Total Units62

Students completing the emphasis will:

  • Understand drafting conventions including symbols, linetypes, lineweights, and dimension styles as applicable to mechanical drawings.
  • Create complex drawings including orthographic projections, pictorials, working drawings, and development drawings; and prepare drawing details including auxiliary views, sections, tolerances, and surface finishes, all within specifications.
  • Create complex 3D models to specifications using advanced commands.