Drafting / Design Engineering Technology | Pierpont C&TC
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Toothman, John "Chris"

Coordinator of Drafting/Design Engineering Technology
Associate Professor of Drafting/Design Engineering Technology
304-367-4977
408 Engineering Technology
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont
Program Purpose: 

The Drafting/Design Engineering Technology program at Pierpont Community & Technical College is designed to provide students with practical knowledge, technical skills, verbal and written communication skills, and the mathematical ability required to develop various drawings used for illustration, industrial applications, and architectural design. Strong emphasis is placed on projection theory, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards, and modern industrial practice.

Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Use tools and technologies of the CAD draftsperson effectively
  • Use a computer workstation to produce engineering drawings and manage engineering related data
  • Demonstrate competency with manual drawing on a board
  • Comply with drafting Standards
  • Complete and edit drawings in the various disciplines
  • Design, analyze, and use engineering drawings to improve process and products
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality and continuous quality improvement
  • Demonstrate skills of oral, written, and graphical communication
  • Appreciate and engage in life- long learning
  • Function as a team member
  • Understand the importance of ethical behavior in the professions, society, and economy
  • Enter the job market or continue pursuing and advanced degree
Opportunities: 

Graduates with this A.A.S. degree are qualified for entry-level technical positions in engineering, architectural, and or manufacturing-related firms. The strong math, science, and communication background provided by this degree allows graduating students to enter the job market as technicians, supervisors, and project managers. Specific job titles include drafter, tracer, design drafter, designer, CAD operator, engineering assistant, engineering technicians, graphics specialist, and project manager.

In addition to meeting the minimum residence requirements for graduation, students in Drafting/Design Engineering Technology must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of technical work at Pierpont Community & Technical College.

Program Specific Accreditation: 

Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) 
1390 Eisenhower Place
Ann Arbor, MI  32095
(734) 677-0720
www.ATMAE.org

Program Total Credit Hours: 
60 CHs
Support Coursework: 
19 CHs

COMM 2220

Introduction to Human Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

ENGL 1109

Technical Report Writing
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

PHY 1103

Physics of Light and Color
3
CH(s)

PHY 1103L

Physics of Light and Color Lab
1
CH(s)
Program Specific Required Coursework: 
41 CHs

DRFT 1100

Engineering Graphics
3
CH(s)

DRFT 1189

Guided Experience I
1-4
CH(s)

DRFT 1200

Print Reading
1
CH(s)

DRFT 2200

Fundamentals of AutoCAD
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2205

Introduction to Solid Modeling
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2215

Architectural Drafting
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2224

Inventor Sheet Metal and Fabrication
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2235

Technical Drafting
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2245

Architectural Design
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2254

Mapping
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2265

3D Printing: Additive Manufacturing
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2995

Design/Drafting Capstone Course
3
CH(s)

MTH 1203

Applied Math for Industry
3
CH(s)

MTH 1204

Applied Math for Industry II
3
CH(s)

TECH ELECT

Technical Elective (3 hr course 1 hr Lab)
3
CH(s)
Model Schedule
Fall Semester

DRFT 1100

Engineering Graphics
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2200

Fundamentals of AutoCAD
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

MTH 1203

Applied Math for Industry
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
Spring Semester

DRFT 2235

Technical Drafting
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1109

Technical Report Writing
3
CH(s)

MTH 1204

Applied Math for Industry II
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2265

3D Printing: Additive Manufacturing
3
CH(s)

COMM 2220

Introduction to Human Communication
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
Fall Semester

DRFT 2205

Introduction to Solid Modeling
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2215

Architectural Drafting
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2224

Inventor Sheet Metal and Fabrication
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2248

Business Essentials
3
CH(s)

PHY 1103

Physics of Light and Color
3
CH(s)

PHY 1103L

Physics of Light and Color Lab
1
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
16 CHs
Spring Semester

DRFT 1189

Guided Experience I
1-4
CH(s)

DRFT 1200

Print Reading
1
CH(s)

DRFT 2245

Architectural Design
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2254

Mapping
3
CH(s)

DRFT 2995

Design/Drafting Capstone Course
3
CH(s)

TECH ELECT

Technical Elective (3 hr course 1 hr Lab)
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
14 CHs
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