Drafting - Industrial Facility Design

Associate of Applied Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in drafting with an industrial facility design concentration. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 65 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 16 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ARCH 1160 Fundamentals of Drafting
A course that will provide a study into the basic concepts of drafting. The student will use traditional as well as computer aided drafting to create various drawings. Industry graphic standards will be emphasized through the creation of sketches, board and CAD drawings.
3
ARCH 1270 Computer Assisted Drafting I
Basic skills in Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) by assigned problems and projects using keyboard and mouse entry, drawing and lettering with CAD, and printing finished work. Students work in model and paper space. Projects consist of various mechanical drawings. Students will plot and print drawings using CAD equipment. Emphasis is placed on following industry and office standards.
4
ARCH 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work study program for in-depth experience on the job. Cooperative internships are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student’s education and employability. Completion of the first year of coursework in the AAS Drafting degree program, a 2.0 minimum GPA, and Instructor/Program Advisor approval is required.
3
PHYS 2150 Structural Analysis
Survey of mechanics, heat, sound and electromagnetism and their applications in the design and building of structures.
3
ARCH 2260 Introduction to Inventor
This course offers an introduction to basic drafting concepts and practices through the use of AutoDesk Inventor. The students will develop an understanding of how industry uses this software to quickly create 3-D objects. The student will learn the process of creating basic shapes to build solid models, create assemblies of multiple objects, create animations, and do final working drawings. Permission of instructor required.
3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BSAD 2050 Business Communications
Development of both oral and written communicative skills. Students will be able to organize and present effective presentations gaining audience rapport and sending appropriate nonverbal messages as well as formulate effective letters, memos, and reports for business and industry.
3

Mathematics 6 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Technical Mathematics I
This course provides the math skills required in career/technical fields. The course includes a review of arithmetic operations, exponents, algebraic operations, and right triangle trigonometry with emphasis placed applications.
3
MATH 1060 Technical Mathematics II
Continuation of MATH 1020 developing skills in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry for success in specific vocational and technical fields. Numerical methods presented in MATH 1020 are supplemented by geometric methods. Use of a scientific calculator still plays a prominent role in the course. The topics to be covered include algebraic operations and properties, equations and formulas, graphing, geometry and constructions, and trigonometry.
3

Science or Technology 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
OFFT 1500 Microsoft Office
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics portions of the Microsoft Office suite.
3

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1040 Personal Finance
This course covers the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
3

Suggested Elective Courses

Electives 33 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ARCH 1120 Materials of Construction
As related to the architectural industry, the study of standards, codes, materials, and methods of construction. Raw materials and manufactured products are studied.
3
ARCH 1130 Introduction to Construction Documents
Basic plan reading skills are developed through use of both residential and commercial drawings and specifications. The student will become familiar with codes, bidding and negotiation concepts.
3
ARCH 1220 Estimating for Construction
Sequence course to ARCH 1120 that provides further study into materials, quantity determination, and costs.
3
ARCH 1230 Introduction to Revit
Basic skills in 3-D Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) using REVIT ARCHITECTURE. Projects consist of various residential drawings. Students will plot and print drawings using CAD equipment. Emphasis is placed on following industry and office standards.
4
ARCH 1400 Industrial Plant Layout and Manufacturing Process Flow
A study of commercial and industrial layout and design, including the development of efficient flow of product and people through the facility, facility orientation, traffic patterns, employee parking, emergency access and other site related issues. This course will also review how building codes, environmental regulations, ADA, and other government regulations can affect the facility site plan layout.
4
ARCH 2100 Surveying and Site Planning
A theory and lab course devoted to the study of plane surveying and the application to civil drafting and architectural site planning. The use of field surveying equipment and office aspects of plane surveying help to develop the skills needed to gather, record and use information from the site.
3
ARCH 2150 Civil Drafting
A lecture and lab course devoted to the study of map drafting designed to present fundamental graphical concepts and related material as they apply to the field of civil technology. Course includes a lab segment devoted to the application of civil drafting and designed to practice fundamental graphical concepts and related material as they apply to site planning. The activity problems will be completed on the computer using a recent AutoCAD Version for Windows and Word for Windows.
2
ARCH 2180 Process Piping CAD-P and ID
This course is a detailed study of process piping and the various utility piping systems used in commercial and industrial facilities. Topics include piping types, piping materials and connections used on different types of piping systems. The class reviews applicable codes related to the design and fabrication of piping systems. Also covered are the drafting standards that apply to the creation of schematic and detailed piping drawings needed for fabrication and installation.
4
ARCH 2240 Power Distribution and Electrical CAD Drafting
This course is a detailed study of electrical power distribution, motor control centers, lighting, electrical panel room layout, and electrical safety regulations. Students will be introduced to the electrical power systems common to most commercial and industrial facilities. Students will study and apply current drafting standards to produce electrical layout, design schematic, ladder-logic schematic and single line electrical diagrams. Electrical service drawings needed for commercial and industrial facilities will also be studied.
3
ARCH 2310 Plumbing, Water Treatment, and Wastewater
This course is a detailed study of plumbing, water treatment and water supply systems, wastewater piping and wastewater treatment systems common in commercial and industrial facilities. Students will be introduced to water supply systems ranging from private water treatment systems to municipal systems and regulations regarding water supply and wastewater plumbing systems as detailed in the applicable codes will be reviewed. Drafting standards to produce water and wastewater piping drawings will be examined.
4

Note! Note to Current Students

We strongly recommend that you review your course schedule with your advisor and consult the college catalog for specific program requirements.