Computer Assisted Design and Drafting Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Advisor: Doug Griffin

The Computer Assisted Design and Drafting program prepares students to succeed as a CADD technician. This degree specializes in 3D design concepts, 3D solids and parametric modeling, residential and commercial architectural design and planning, and cartography (civil drawing). This AAS degree is also available as a transfer degree to a BAS program. See your advisor for information concerning the transfer degree.

Curriculum Requirements
AMT 102
Materials for Industry
3 credits
BUA 259
Business Communications
3 credits
DRF 150
Dimensioning and Tolerancing
2 credits
DRF 154
Introduction to AutoCAD
2 to 3 credits
DRF 160
Descriptive Geometry
3 credits
DRF 170
Residential Architecture
2 to 3 credits
DRF 220
Parametric Solid Modeling
3 credits
DRF 230
Civil Drafting
3 credits
DRF 232
Structural Drafting
2 to 3 credits
DRF 271
Advanced AutoCAD
2 to 3 credits
DRF 290
Drafting Capstone Project
2 credits
Select one of the following options:
Option 1:
AMT 101
Fundamentals of Machining
2 credits
Option 2:
EGR 250
Plane Surveying OR
WLD 101
3 credits
Total Curriculum Requirements - 29 to 34 credits with a GPA of 2.00 or higher
Curriculum Related Requirements
In addition to the required courses above, select from the following Curriculum Related courses to complete a total of 38 curriculum credits:
AMT 104
Machining and Fabrication
3 credits
AMT 110
Introduction to Fab Lab Technology
2 credits
AMT 111
Fab Lab Workshop I
1 to 3 credits
AMT 211
Fab Lab Workshop II
1 to 3 credits
AMT 140
Intro to CNC Programming
2 credits
AMT 220
Advanced Manufacturing Methods
4 credits
AMT 240
Advanced Manufacturing Production Processes
3 credits
ART 101
Fundamentals of Design
3 credits
AUT 105
Automotive Electrical Fundamentals
2 credits
CMP 113
Operating Systems I
3 credits
CMP 121
Visual Basic Programming I
3 credits
CMP 151
Computer Systems I
3 credits
COE 111
Cooperative Education I (Occupational)
1 to 4 credits
DRF 235
Geographic Information Systems I
2 credits
DRF 236
Geographic Information Systems II
3 credits
DRF 262
Commercial Architecture
2 to 3 credits
DRF 299
Independent Study
1 to 3 credits
EGR 102
Introduction to Engineering
4 credits
EGR 214
Engineering Mechanics I - Statics
3 credits
EGR 215
Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics
3 credits
EGR 233
Mechanics of Materials
3 credits
EGR 250
Plane Surveying
3 credits
IAR 101
2 to 3 credits
IAR 120
Machine Woodworking
2 to 3 credits
TEC 133
Safety Practices for Industry
1 credit
THC 231
3 credits
THC 236
Introduction to Scene Design
3 credits
WLD 108
Welding and Metal Fabrication
3 credits
Total Curriculum Related Requirements - 4 to 9 credits with a GPA of 2.00 or higher
General Education Requirements
ENG 100
Writing Fundamentals OR
ENG 101
Written Communications I
3 credits
TEC 260
Technical Report Writing OR
ENG 102
Written Communications II
3 credits
MAT 100
Applied Mathematics or higher
3 to 5 credits
Select a sufficient number of credits from teh list of General Education courses here to obtain the 18 credits required. You may not exceed nine credits in any GE category, with the exception of Health and Physical Education where the maximum is two credits.
Total General Education Requirements - 18 credits

Courses listed in Curriculum Requirements that qualify for General Education credit (see the General Education section of the catalog) may fulfill both General Education and Curriculum Requirements unless General Education Requirements are specified in the major. Each course taken to satisfy the General Education Requirements of this degree must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Elective Requirements


To earn this degree you must select a sufficient number of elective credits numbered 100 or above to obtain the 60 credit hours required. For students earning the AAS degree, it is highly recommended students choose electives from the Curriculum Related courses. For students transferring to a BAS program, it is highly recommended students choose additional General Education courses to complete the AGEC-A requirements. If you plan to transfer, consult the catalog or an advisor from the school you will transfer to as you make your selections. 

Total Elective Requirements - 4 credits
Total Minimum Degree Requirements - 60 credits

In addition to completing the required courses listed above, you must meet the following general graduation requirements to obtain this degree:

  • Complete at least 16-degree credits at Eastern Arizona College.
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  • File a Graduation Petition at least 60 calendar days prior to the end of the semester in which graduation is anticipated.
  • Remove any indebtedness to the College.