Computer Aided Design & Drafting

The purpose of this program is to prepare the students for employment in architectural drafting, construction and manufacturing related industries. The student will be required to have an understanding of but not limited to, the following areas: principles of drafting, architectural drafting, civil drafting, layout and design, application of the latest drawing software programs, current knowledge of building standards and codes, and construction materials and specifications.

Specialization: Architectural Drafting

The Architectural Drafting degree is designed to assist students in preparing architectural and structural construction documents, such as: residential projects, schools, office spaces, and commercial/industrial buildings. In addition, the students develop skills in the production of presentational free-hand drawings, working/ study models, and various computer generated graphics. These means allow students to utilize specialized CAD software in solving design challenges both technically and graphically.

Specialization: Civil Drafting

A Civil Drafting prepares a student in producing drawings related to the civil engineering profession. Such drawings can include: Topographical Maps, Property Boundary Maps & Surveys, Utility Design Maps (water distribution and sanitary sewer collection), Drainage Plans, and Grading Plans. These drawings/plans play an important role in the preparation of a site for the construction of highways, roads, bridges, buildings, parks, lakes, homes, and many other developments.

Specialization: Digital Imaging

Students with a Digital Imaging degree are trained to create, manipulate, or enhance computerized images. The technician will prepare the imaging needs for architects, engineers, contractors, and publication agencies. These images may be applied in every day marketing, communication, and design production. Students can utilize their skills not only for the creation of technical documents but also for the creation of computer renderings and animations, digital photographs and video for presentation purposes.

Associate Degree

Architectural Drafting (AAS-CAD-ARCH)

Civil Drafting (AAS-CAD-CIVL)

Design and Technical Graphics

 

Certificates

Architectural Drafting (CT1-ARCH)

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $4,656
Books & supplies: $1,417
On-Campus Room & Board:Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete:12 Months
% of graduates who completed on time: N/A

Employment

Jobs related to this program:
• Architectural Drafters (17-3011.01) O*NET

Debt

Median debt from federal loans:N/A
Median debt from private educational loans:N/A
Median debt from institution financing plan:N/A

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates 50%

Civil Drafting (CT1-CIVL)

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $4,932
Books & supplies: $1,776
On-Campus Room & Board:Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete:12 Months
% of graduates who completed on time: N/A

Employment

Jobs related to this program:
• Civil Drafters (17-3011.02) O*NET

Debt

Median debt from federal loans:N/A
Median debt from private educational loans:N/A
Median debt from institution financing plan:N/A

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates 50%

Design and Technical Graphics

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $4,932.00
Books & supplies: $1,715
On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete: 12 Months
% of graduates who completed on time: N/A

Employment

Jobs related to this program:
• Architectural Drafters (17-3011.01) O*NET
• Civil Drafters (17-3011.02) O*NET
• Graphic Designers (27-1024.00) O*NET

Debt

Median debt from federal loans: N/A
Median debt from private educational loans: N/A
Median debt from institution financing plan: N/A

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates 50%

Staff Faculty

Name E-mail Phone Location
Patruno, Nora npatruno_1511 (956) 872-6149 TECH B-139 
Orozco, Alejandro R. arorozco (956) 872-6177 TECH A-228
Name E-mail Phone Location
IRMA ROSALES IOLIVO 956-872-6108 TECH A-153
LAURA SALAS LSALAS 956-872-6178 TECH A-230
OMAR VALDES OVALDES 956-872-2751 TECH A-222
SAMUEL SALDANA SSALDANA 956-447-6647 TECH G-148 
MAGARITA VANGUELOVA MGVANGUE 956-872-6228 TECH A-115
VICENTE SAUCEDA VSAUCEDA 956-872-6113 TECH A-227
SARA LOZANO SMCARDOZ 956-872-6180 TECH A-219
ALEJANDRO R OROZCO AROROZCO 956-872-6177 TECH A-224
JAVIER REYES JREYES 956-872-6245 TECH A-224

Please contact the department for information about Adjunct Faculty

Additional Notes

Prior to completion of the Associate of Applied Science program, the student is expected to have completed 320 hours of an external learning experience.