Engineering Graphics and Design Technology

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Engineering Graphics & Design Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

This degree prepares students for the growing number of entry-level jobs in engineering, construction, and architectural firms. Coursework includes instruction and hands-on training in: computer and conventional drafting, construction materials and processes, basic engineering mechanics, and architectural cost estimating. Student complete 93 credits, resulting in an Architectural Engineering Drafting AAS.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) Full Time: 6
Part Time: 10

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

  • Demonstrate knowledge of drafting conventions including symbols, line-types, line-weights, and dimension styles as applicable to the design discipline.
  • Read architectural prints, solve common architectural problems, and produce 2-D and 3-D drawings by hand and using CAD software.
  • Complete a comprehensive design project using architectural drawings suitable for planning division approval and structural drawings to industry standards.
  • Describe the role and purpose of building codes and standards as they pertain to the life, health, and safety of the public.
  • Illustrate the construction process from the transformation of an idea or need into a completed project.
  • Perform and support estimating functions, including national quantity, types, costs, labor requirements, equipment, and scheduling functions.

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $10,738.80
  • NonResident Cost : $12,160.00
  • International Student Cost : $27,671.60

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Introduces basic Building Information Management/Modeling(BIm) practices using Autodesk's Revit and Bentley's Microstation programs. Focuses on familiarization with BIM environment including drawing commands, efficiencies of CAD vs. BIM and integration of green analysis software with BIM software. Emphasis placed on developing production skills.

TDR 100 5.0

Covers drafting techniques for structural design using BIM with Autodesk?s Revit Structure. Work with beam, column, structural details, schedules and analysis of all structural members. Lab. Prereq: TDR 100 or permission.

TDR 101 5.0

Focus on whole commercial building creation, including details, construction drawings, building management and plotting as they relate to construction, design and sustainable applications. Focuses on Revit Architecture, MEP and Structure. Lab. Prereq: TDR 101 or permission.

TDR 102 5.0

1.0 Credits - Total of five (5) credits required
Repeated each quarter until total of 5 credits is achieved

A supervised drafting development lab where students can work on classprojects to increase speed and competency and hands-on skills using software or hand drafting techniques. May be repeated. Computer Fee.

TDR 109 5.0

Introduces basic Computer Aided Drafting practices using Autodesk's AutoCAD program. Focus will be on drawing commands, layering, scaling, dimensioning and text styles as used in construction/design applications. Emphasis placed on developing production skills. The first of a two-class sequence. Open Lab. Computer Fee.

TDR 111 5.0

Course continuation of TDR 111. Focus will be on usage of external sources, creation of blocks, paper space/model space, file management and exchange and plotting as it relates to construction/design applications. Isometrics and 3D concepts may be introduced. Computer Fee.

TDR 112 5.0

Designed to acquaint students with fundamentals of hand sketching/drafting using architectural/engineering plans and details as instruction materials. Focus will be placed on the use of basic equipment, linework, hand lettering, orthographic projections, isometrics and basic sheet layout. After introduction of basics, student may select discipline options including design of basic mechanical, architectural and engineering drawings. Open lab.

TDR 113 5.0

Introduces the basic materials used in construction, with discussion on manufacturing, fabrication, design and assembly processes for large and small buildings. Focus on steel, concrete wood and masonry construction.

TDR 124 5.0

Course focuses on the major building systems including foundations, structural systems, heat loss prevention, water and waste, fire protection, electrical and HVAC. Course introduces the Uniform Building Code, type of construction and a historical discussion. Discussion will include heat loss calculation and lateral loads and their resisting elements.

TDR 134 5.0

Introduces basic organizational, business and legal aspects of the construction/design industry. Includes business forms, contractual oblications, employment issues, registration duties to the public, safety and other issues, which may affect business.

TDR 144 5.0

Designed primarily for the non-engineering students, covering basic concepts of force systems, equilibrium, moments, centroids, moments of inertia, and simple beam design as applied to structural steel. Includes loading criteria, tributary loads and deflection.

TDR 160 5.0

A continuation of TDR 160. Covers basic wood beam design. Includes allowable stress, loading criteria, shear and deflection. Covers basic truss analysis. Prerequisite: TDR 160.

TDR 161 5.0

Course introduces quantity take-offs and pricing of materials by working on problems common to the general contractor. Focus will be on creating an ordered method of determining material and labor costs, addition factors may be included.

TDR 269 5.0

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : CSC 111 - Computers for Math and Science ( 5 credits )

The hands-on environment allows students to learn basic word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access), and presentation graphics (Power Point) applications concepts. Students will create a variety of business documents and learn editing and formatting techniques. In addition, students will be introduced to file control features such as creating and naming directories, renaming files, and deleting, copying and moving files. Computer lab fee required

BUS 169 5.0

This course teaches effective interpersonal communication skills. Students learn communication styles and effective ways to adapt communication to meet business needs. Through individual and group activities, students improve understanding of cultural diversity, non-verbal communication, and individual influences on communication. Techniques for making informal and formal business presentations are also covered. Careful preparation for the employment interview is emphasized.

BUS 236 5.0

Course Substitute : MATH& 141 - Pre-Calculus I (5 credits)

This is an overview of basic mathematical applications for electronic circuit analysis. Includes fundamental concepts of operations with numbers, the metric system, fundamental algebraic concepts, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, right angle triangles, basic trig functions, vectors and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MAT 081 or equivalent.

EET 109 5.0

English 101 is a college-level writing course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. PREREQ: Placement into ENGL&101.

ENGL&101 5.0

The goal of the course is to introduce the student to the standards for technical written communication. To clarify, simplify, and effectively communicate complex ideas and materials is the over-riding goal. Course will present a variety of formats and mechanics of writing for engineering, business, and technology with an emphasis on project types; layout and design; illustrations, schematics and mathematics; research and documentation; business writing; and analysis of audience.

ENGL&235 5.0

Course Substitute : Global Studies course (5 credits)

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