Engineering Graphics


Program Description, Mission, and Objectives

The Engineering Graphics Technology Program is an associate degree curriculum designed to prepare students for work in the mechanical, architectural or electronic drafting fields. Students start by changing or redrawing plans and advance to designing complete working drawings from preliminary sketches and specifications using Computer Aided Drafting Design (CAD) software systems. Additional training allows a student to calculate the strength, size and cost of materials.

Our mission is to provide a program that prepares individuals to apply technical skills while creating working drawings and models from a variety of applications. Secondly, the mission is to offer course times that are convenient and structure them in a way that provides a seamless path to graduation. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Engineering Graphics Technology
Program may become employed as an Architectural,
Electronic or Mechanical Draftsperson.

Additional information is available from the  Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Skills Needed

Successful draftspersons have mechanical and visual aptitude; possess freehand and three-dimensional drawing skills and produce accurate detailed work.

Expected Earnings/Salary

Earnings for Engineering Graphics Technology graduates can be found in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Types of Programs Offered

The program offers an Associate Degree in Applied Technology - Engineering Graphics with an emphasis is Architectural, Geographic Information Systems, or Mechanical.  A Career Entry certificate is also available in Engineering Graphics or a Career Skills Certificate in Basic Engineering Graphics.

Estimated Program Costs

Engineering Graphics Technology (DDT)

Award Level Credit Hours Est. Tuition/Fees Est. Books Est. Total Cost
Associate (AAT) 75 $9,825.00 $1,800.00 $11,625.00
Career Entry Certificate (CER) -Drafting and Design 48 $6,288.00 $1,500.00 $7,788.00
Career Skills Certificate (STC) - Basic Engineering Graphics 29 $3,799.00 $600.00 $4,399.00

The Engineering Graphics Department may be reached at 256.551.3145 or building 800 on the main campus.