Drafting and Design Curriculum Recertified

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Architecture and Construction Technologies Department Chair Chipper Moore was recently notified that the curriculum of the Drafting & Design Program has been recertified following a comprehensive review process.

“Accreditation is vital for our students to know that the curriculum taught in this program is approved by the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA),” Moore said. “ADDA is highly reputable and provides accreditation nationally and internationally for the drafting profession.”

The letter sent by ADDA was highly complementary of the program and in part read, “It is programs such as yours that assure competent design and drafting professions of the future…”

The DACC Drafting & 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, degrees and certificates awarded to students provide a foundation for other careers, such as engineering and architecture when transitioning to 4-year universities such as New Mexico State University and Texas Tech.

This program is part of the Career Technical Education (CTE) programs offered at the community college and include professional training so students can enter the workforce in as little as a year with a certificate or two years with an associate degree. The CTE programs provide training for students seeking careers in the construction, culinary, health science, hospitality, public service and technology fields.