Degrees Offered - Engineering Design Technology (AAS) | TJC

Degrees Offered - Engineering Design Technology (AAS)

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The TJC Engineering Design Technology program is where you can translate your ideas into reality and gain well-rounded knowledge in a highly-skilled and technical industry. Designers work with engineers to provide visual guidelines and technical details of machines, buildings, civil structures and more.

Highly skilled faculty guide you through studies in architectural, machine, pipe, civil and structural design.

Our program delivers a strong academic and technical base, giving you the tools and knowledge you will need for immediate employment and laying the groundwork for professional growth.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan
Major Courses 41 Credits

DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 


DFTG 1305 Introduction to Technical Drawing


DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting-Residential OR
MCHN 1319 Manufacturing Materials & Processes OR
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting


TECM 1303 Technical Calculations OR
MATH 1314/1316/1324/1332/1342/2412/2413


DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling/Design

ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I  
DFTG 2300 Intermediate Architectural Design-Residential OR
DFTG 2306 Machine Design OR
DFTG 2345 Advanced Pipe Drafting
DFTG 2328 Architectural Drafting - Commercial OR
DFTG 2350 Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing OR
ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics Drafting  

ARCE 2344 Statics and Strength of Materials

DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting  
DFTG 2286 Internship-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General  
GISC 1311 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  
DFTG 1330 Civil Drafting I  
General Education Requirements 19 Credits

Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas:

  • humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts)
  • social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science)
  • natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics)
Major Courses: 41
General Education Requirements: 19
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 1305 Introduction to Technical Drawing 3
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting-Residential OR
MCHN 1319 OR
DFTG 2323
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations OR
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry OR
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences OR
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) OR
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods OR
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math OR
MATH 2413 Calculus I
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework OR
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core
Second Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling/Design 3
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I 3
DFTG 2300 Interm. Architect. Drafting - Residential OR
DFTG 2306 OR
DFTG 2345
DFTG 2328 Architectural Drafting - Commercial OR
DFTG 2350 OR
ARCE 1352
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Third Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics Drafting 3
ARCE 2344 Statics and Strength of Materials 3
DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 3
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3
PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics I 4
Fourth Semester Credit Hours
DFTG 2286 Internship - Drafting & Design Technology 2
GISC 1311 Intro. to Geographic Info. Systems 3
DFTG 1330 Civil Drafting 3
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication OR
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
XXXX x3xx Language, Philosophy and Culture Core OR
Creative Arts Core
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses.