About

The Drafting and Design Technologies Program prepares students with skills in computer-aided drafting (CAD), Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the theory and concepts to become successful in various drafting-related fields.

These include architectural technology, civil/survey technology, mechanical drafting/solid modeling, geographical information systems (GIS), and surveying technology. The Drafting and Design Technologies Program provides a foundation for other careers, such as engineering and architecture.

Transition pathways are available to students who wish to continue their education, including those leading to engineering technology, geomatics, architecture, and information and communication technology at such universities as New Mexico State University, the University of New Mexico, and Texas Tech University.

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Architectural Technology

NOTABLE COURSES: Building Systems Drafting, Advanced Building Information Modeling Applications, Principles of Detailing and Design

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 5 Semesters / 2 1/2 SEE ROADMAP >>

Civil/Survey Technology

NOTABLE COURSES: Roadway Development Drafting, Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus, Survey Drafting Applications

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 4 Semesters / 2 Years SEE ROADMAP >>

Mechanical Drafting and Solid Modeling

NOTABLE COURSES: Advanced Solid Modeling, Computer Drafting Fundamentals, Intro to Manufacturing

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 5 Semesters / 2 and a half Years SEE ROADMAP >>

Pre-Architecture

NOTABLE COURSES: Architectural Design Studio, Architecture World History, Construction Documents

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 5 Semesters / 2 and a half Years SEE ROADMAP >>

Surveying Technology

NOTABLE COURSES: Python Programming, Legal Principles and Boundary Law, Land Development Drafting 

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 4 Semesters / 2 Years SEE ROADMAP >>

Architectural Technology

NOTEABLE COURSES: Computer Drafting Fundamentals, General Building Codes, Commercial Drafting

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative coruses to graduate

DURATION: 2 Semesters, 1 year SEE ROADMAP >>

Civil/Survey Technology

NOTABLE COURSES: Computer Drafting Fundamentals, Spatial Data Processing, Roadway Development Drafting

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 2 Semesters, 1 year SEE ROADMAP >>

Geographical Information Systems

NOTABLE COURSES: Computer Drafting Fundamentals, Spatial Data Processing, GIS Theory and Analysis
REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 2 Semesters, 1 year SEE ROADMAP >>

Drafting and Graphics Technology

NOTABLE COURSES: Computer Drafting Fundamentals, Construction Principles and Print Reading, Print Reading for Industry

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 2 Semesters, 1 year SEE ROADMAP >>

Mechanical Drafting and Solid Modeling

NOTABLE COURSES: Intro to Manufacturing, Intro to Solid Modeling, Intermediate Mechanical Drafting/Solid Modeling
REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 3 Semesters, 1 and a half years SEE ROADMAP >>

Pre-Architecture

NOTABLE COURSES: Architectural Drawing, Intro to Architecture, Portfolio Design in Architecture

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 2 Semesters, 1 year

SEE ROADMAP >>

So, have we caught your interest?

Don't wait too long! Next Semester begins January 16th