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Drafting and Design Technologies

Drafting hands

(575) 528-7310      See the Department's Page

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

  • Architectural Technology
  • Civil/Survey Technology
  • Mechanical Drafting and Solid Modeling
  • Pre-Architecture

Certificates of Completion

  • Architectural Technology
  • Civil/Survey Technology
  • Drafting and Graphics Technology
  • Mechanical Drafting and Solid Modeling

The Drafting and Design Technologies Program provides students with a strong foundation in Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), Architecture/Design, and relevant theory and concepts necessary to become successful in various related fields. These fields include Architecture, Architectural Technology, Civil/Survey Technology and Mechanical Drafting/Solid Modeling.

Excellent job and salary opportunities are available nationwide for Drafters/CAD specialists, technicians, architects, and engineers. With its rapid growth, southern New Mexico also has strong employment possibilities for graduates of the Drafting and Design Technologies Program. Students with previous related training and/or formal education may quickly qualify for more advanced positions, such as construction inspector or supervisor, contractor, technical animator, or senior drafter.

Within the Drafting and Design Technologies Program are four courses of study leading to associate of applied science degrees. These allow students to tailor their studies to their own interests and career aspirations.

  • Architecture: Architectural theory & drawing; design studio/culture; architectural history; computer applications; introduction to construction principles & construction documents; presentation techniques
  • Architectural Technology: Architectural 2-D and 3-D drafting, residential design, construction estimating, construction technology, architectural rendering and animation
  • Civil/Survey Technology: Civil engineering drafting, surveying fundamentals, roadway construction drafting, land development drafting, and GIS training
  • Mechanical Drafting and Solid Modeling: Mechanical drafting, machine/manufacturing fundamentals, basic mechanical design, parametric solid modeling, and animation

In addition to the associate degrees, the program also offers certificates of completion specializing in three option areas: Architectural Technology, Civil/Survey Technology, and Mechanical Drafting/Solid Modeling.

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