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Engineering and Building Arts Department

Associate in Science

Drafting and Design Technology

DRAFT-AS

Program Leadership Information

Brad Jenkins, CL, (727) 791-2642

Program Summary

This program prepares students for careers in drafting as a professional in architect's offices, general contractor's offices, civil and mechanical firms, municipal government offices, and with consulting firms.

The program coverage includes courses related to architectural and building construction, codes and materials, structural and mechanical engineering, and CO-OP work experience.


The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2014 (480), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

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Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Physical Science (Select 3 credits)`

Complete 3 credits of coursework with CHM, ESC, GLY, PHY, or PSC prefix.

SUPPORT COURSES
Business (Select 9 credits)

Legal Environment of Business
3
Business Law I
3
Business Law II
3
Introduction to Business
3
Supervisory Management
3
Real Estate Principles and License Law
4

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Drafting (Complete 12 credits)

Construction Drawing
3
Introduction to CAD
3
AutoCAD II
3
AutoCAD III 3-D Modeling
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Drawing (Select 3 credits)

Architectural Drawing I
3
Building Specifications
1
Blueprint Reading
2
Advanced Construction Drawing
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Codes (Select 3 credits)

Hurricane Resistant Design for Residential Construction
1
The A.D.A.: Primer for Contractors
1
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Standards for the Construction Industry
1
Building Codes
2
RCS-96 Hurricane Code
1
SSTD 10-96 Deemed to Comply
1

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Materials (Select 3 credits)

Materials and Methods of Construction I
3
Residential Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
1
Residential Plumbing Systems
1
Residential Electrical Systems
1
Masonry Construction Methods
1
Roofing Systems
1
Construction Surveying Methods
1
Concrete Construction Methods
1
Steel Construction Methods
1

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Work Experience (Select 3 credits)

Construction Practicum
3
Co-op Work Experience
1-3
Architectural Drafting Practicum
3
Co-op Work Experience
1-3

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
Select 8 credits

8
Complete any courses with ARC, BCN, BCT, ETD or TAR prefix not already completed as Major Courses.
62
Total Credits