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The Drafting and Design Technologies Program prepares students
with skills in computer-aided drafting (CAD) and the theory and concepts to become successful in various drafting fields. These include architectural technology, civil/survey technology, mechanical drafting/solid modeling, and geographical information systems (GIS).

Courses provide a foundation for other careers, such as engineering and architecture. Excellent job and salary opportunities are available nationwide for drafters/CAD specialists and technicians. Transition pathways to four-year institutions include those leading into engineering, architecture, and information and communication technology at such schools as NMSU and Texas Tech.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend these programs can be found by clicking the Gainful Employment Disclosure links.

Architectural Technology

Architectural 2-D and 3-D drafting, residential design, construction estimating, construction technology, and architectural rendering and animation. Uses Building Information Modeling (BIM) approach.


For a much more detailed look at the Pre-Architecture page.

Civil/Survey Technology

Civil/survey drafting, surveying fundamentals, roadway construction drafting, land development drafting, and GIS.

General Drafting & Graphics

Geographic Information Systems

Foundations of geographic information systems and spatial analysis, including cartography and statistical methods.

Remember to consult the DACC Catalog, available online, for more complete information before choosing a program. Certain restrictions, qualifications, and/or fees may apply.

Mechanical Drafting & Solid Modeling

Mechanical drafting, machine/manufacturing fundamentals, basic mechanical design, parametric solid modeling, and animation.

For further information, call (575) 527-7677.