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DRAFTING AND DESIGN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY-CURRICULUM AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

The Drafting and Design Engineering Technology (DDT) program of State Technical College of Missouri is thorough and comprehensive, with a balanced mix of instruction in mechanical, architectural, civil, electrical, and structural drafting.  The DDT program has been awarded program certification by the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA), a nationally-recognized professional drafting association, which assures a high quality program that benefits both education and industry.  The DDT program is also accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

After a brief introduction to manual drafting techniques, drawings are produced using computer aided drafting (CAD).  Using engineering data, specifications, and various equipment, drafting and engineering technicians assist in determining design changes and production costs.  They may also be required to apply their knowledge to solve particular design problems such as those involving tolerance, stress, strain, bending, and compression.  The department has two state-of-the-art CAD labs with the latest versions of software used in industry.  Students are scheduled in small classes to ensure individual attention and high quality instruction.

Graduates of this program are qualified to take positions as industrial and architectural designers, drafting and engineering technicians, cost estimators, and quality assurance technicians.  Drafting, design, and engineering technicians often assist engineers and architects with design and development work.  Most drafting and engineering technicians work from rough sketches, specifications, and technical data furnished by engineers.  Their job is to transform these ideas into precise drawings.  Drafting and engineering technicians use handbooks and tables for computations concerning strength, reliability, and cost of materials.

Due to the green revolution, there has been a fundamental change in the way building projects are approached.  Today’s skilled drafting and engineering technicians need to understand the fundamental concepts associated with improving environmental performance on every project.  The Drafting and Design Engineering Technology program contributes to the green economy by emphasizing the fundamental concepts of sustainable design, green building practices, and why sustainability is important.  The program also expands the discussion of green building strategies and technologies by studying the methods being used worldwide.

Enrollment in the Drafting and Design Engineering Technology program is limited and students are selected for this program on a competitive basis.  Contact the Office of Admissions for the specific application requirements and deadline.

It is a graduation requirement of the Drafting and Design Engineering Technology (DDT) program for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” courses.

To view program outcome data, visit https://www.statetechmo.edu/programs/civiltech/ddt/ddtfacts/.

 

Program Mission

The Drafting and Design Engineering Technology program is a technical program constructed to provide students with the opportunity to develop technical knowledge, drafting skills, math skills, and effective communications skills, which enable them to take positions in industry as industrial and architectural designers, drafting and engineering technicians, cost estimators, and quality assurance technicians in the fields of mechanical, architectural, civil, electrical, and structural drafting.

Program Goals

The goals of the program are to provide the opportunity for students to develop:

  • Technical knowledge to transform ideas to precise drawings using problem-solving skills.
  • Drafting skills, by manual and computer methods, using state-of-the-art equipment and software.
  • Math skills to solve design problems and compute strengths, reliability, and cost.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Effective employment readiness skills.

CORE CURRICULUM
      Credit Hours
DDT 111 Civil Drafting 3
DDT 150 Fundamentals of Drafting 3
DDT 153 Industrial Graphics 3
DDT 151 Mechanical Drafting with Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
DDT 154 Industrial Design 3
DDT 183 Fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) 3
DDT 184 Advanced Applications of Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) 3
DDT 220 Electrical Drafting 3
DDT 230 Architectural Drafting 3
DDT 252 Structural Steel Drafting 3
DDT 254 Structural Detailing and Design 3
Optional:    
DDT 163 Design Drafting Internship (6)
PMT 240 Introduction to SolidWorks Design and Modeling (3)
SUB-TOTAL 33-42
     
  GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  
General Education Requirements 19
Must Include:
PHY 101/102 College Physics 4
May Not Include:
ASC 104 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I 4
ASC 106 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab II 4
NST 101 Network Fundamentals 3
  SUB-TOTAL 19
       
    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS  
MAT 121 Trigonometry 3
CVT 246 Statics 5
CVT 247 Strength of Materials 5
COM 211 Technical Writing 3
SUB-TOTAL 16
 
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
COM 125 Job Search Strategies 1
SUB-TOTAL 1
   
It is a graduation requirement of the Drafting and Design Engineering Technology (DDT) program for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” courses.  
       
    PROGRAM TOTAL 69-78

 

DDT  111  Civil Drafting.  A basic course in engineering drafting and sketching with emphasis on lettering techniques, map reading, earthwork cross-sections, survey platting and plan detailing.  Drawings are developed using manual and computer-aided drafting techniques.  Prerequisite:  DDT 183.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT  130  Practical Drafting for the HVAC Trades.  This course provides an introduction into basic drafting principles and modern shop practices related to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT  135  Introductory Drafting Fundamentals.  This course is designed to develop the basic skills required for visualizing and interpreting industrial drawings.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT  150  Fundamentals of Drafting.  This beginning course stresses the care and use of drafting instruments, lettering techniques, drafting terms, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) specifications, manual drawing, shape descriptions, geometric construction, and multiview projection.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT  151  Mechanical Drafting with Dimensioning and Tolerancing.  Applying dimensions and tolerances to drawings of machine parts using the proper technique of dimensioning following ANSI specifications.  Prerequisites:  DDT 153 and DDT 183.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT  153  Industrial Graphics.  This course teaches pictorial representations using standard types of projection, auxiliary views, section views, proper technical illustration, and dimensioning.  Prerequisite:  DDT 150.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT  154  Industrial Design.  Applying the study of threads, fasteners, sections and descriptive geometry to machine working drawings; including CAD applications in detailing.  Prerequisite:  DDT 151.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT  163  Design Drafting Internship.  The drafting internship is a planned work experience comprised of 420 hours of paid on-the-job training in a drafting or drafting related field requiring the student to perform a variety of tasks.  A training agreement between the employer, the student and the college is required.  The student will submit a weekly summary of activities (tasks performed).  While the internship is not a program requirement for the Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student gains valuable practical experience in the workplace.  Prerequisites:  DDT 150, DDT 151, DDT 153, DDT 154, DDT 183, and DDT 184 with a grade of “C” or better and Department Chair approval.  6 credit hours.

 

DDT  183  Fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).  An introduction to CAD graphic commands and applying the basic applications in producing drawings.  Fundamentals in using the drawing, editing, and dimensioning commands for two-dimensional drawings.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT  184  Advanced Applications of Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD).  Advanced applications in using CAD in the mechanical field in dimensioning and tolerancing including GDT, and also use of blocks and attributes.  Three dimensional modeling with layout in paper space and extracting of orthographic views.  Prerequisites:  DDT 153 and DDT 183.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT  220  Electrical Drafting.  This course is a study of the layout principles of electrical and electronic drawings stressing modern representation for block diagrams, schematic diagrams, logic diagrams, wiring/assembly drawings, printed circuit board layouts, and electrical one-line diagrams.  Prerequisite:  DDT 183 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT  230  Architectural Drafting.  This course teaches the fundamentals of architectural terms as applied in construction. Also covered are techniques for designing residential buildings such as planning and designing floor plans, elevations, foundations, details, and sections of buildings. Dimensioning techniques will be emphasized for accuracy.   Prerequisite:  DDT 183 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT  252  Structural Steel Drafting.  Structural steel terms and steel members used in different types of steel buildings.  The study of American Institute of Steel Construction Steel Detailing Manual.  Prerequisite:  DDT 230.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT  254  Structural Detailing and Design.  The application in detailing of concrete construction.  The use of Portland Cement Association detailing manuals to create plans and detail drawings of pour-in-place and precast concrete.  Prerequisite:  DDT 252.  3 credit hours.

 

DDT 299  Special Topics in Drafting and Design Engineering Technology.  Special Topics in Drafting and Design Engineering Technology (DDT) may include instruction on topics not covered in other DDT courses.  Topics covered in other DDT courses may also be covered in more depth in this special topics course.  Projects may be undertaken in any area related to the major program with credit hours determined by the level and amount of involvement.  The minimum involvement required for one credit is 30 contact hours.  The specific topic(s), objectives, plan of instruction, and evaluation criteria must be documented in the syllabus; approved by the Department/Division Chair; and filed in the Academic Records Office.  Students may complete more than one Special Topics course, provided that the credits earned in this manner do not exceed a total of four (4) credits.  1-4 credit hours.