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Coordinator: Pousson, Johnny L
Office: TA5 Room 108B
Address: 855 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 839-2060

The two-year drafting program offered by the Institute of Technology is designed to provide basic technical information required for entry into the occupation of computer-aided drafting or conventional drafting. Drafters prepare precise drawings and specifications from sketches, field notes, and other information furnished by an engineer or a designer. They also calculate the quality, quantity, and cost of materials. Final drawings, either by use of the computer or by conventional drafting procedures, contain a detailed view of the object as well as specifications for materials to be used, procedures to be followed, and other information to carry out the job. Upon graduation, drafters may specialize in a particular field of work, such as mechanical, electrical, electronic/instrumentation, structural, pipe or civil drafting.

Any CDT major not earning a grade of “C” or better in attempted CDT major-specific courses will be required to repeat and complete the courses with a grade of “C” or better, or obtain approval of program director before continuing to take courses as a CDT major.

Anyone planning a career in drafting should be able to do detailed work requiring a high degree of accuracy, have good eyesight and eye-hand coordination, and be able to function as part of a team since he or she will work directly with engineers and skilled workers. Artistic ability is helpful in some specialized fields. A graduate of this two-year program is awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree. Job placement assistance is available through the Institute Placement Office.

Lamar Institute of Technology also requires students to register for the College Success Skills Course in their first semester. The course is designed to provide students with a thorough orientation to the campus, postsecondary education, and the classroom skills necessary for success. Students with a thorough orientation to the campus, postsecondary education, and the classroom skills necessary for success. Students must earn a 'C' or better in all cources in the degree plan.

Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Computer Drafting Technology
Institutional Requirements
DORI 0200College Success Skills2 : 2 : 0
General Education Courses
ENGL 1301Composition I3 : 3 : 0
HUMA 1315Fine Arts Appreciation3 : 3 : 0
MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3 : 3 : 0
PSYC 2301General Psychology3 : 3 : 0
SPCH 1315Public Speaking3 : 3 : 0
Program Requirements
ARCE 1315Structural Steel Detailing3 : 2 : 4
DFTG 1305Technical Drafting3 : 2 : 4
DFTG 1309Basic Computer Aided Drafting3 : 2 : 4
DFTG 1317Architectural Drafting - Residential3 : 2 : 4
DFTG 2307Electrical Drafting3 : 2 : 4
DFTG 2308Instrumentation Drafting3 : 2 : 4
DFTG 2319Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting3 : 2 : 4
DFTG 2323Pipe Drafting3 : 2 : 4
DFTG 2330Civil Drafting3 : 2 : 4
DFTG 2332Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting3 : 2 : 4
DFTG 2338Final Project: Advanced Drafting3 : 2 : 4
DFTG 2345Advanced Pipe Drafting3 : 2 : 4
PFPB 2307Pipe Fabrication and Installation I3 : 2 : 2
PTAC 1302Introduction to Process Technology3 : 3 : 0
TECM 1349Technical Math Applications3 : 3 : 0
- or DFTG 2380 Cooperative Education - Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
- or INMT 1305 Introduction to Industrial Maintenance (3:2:2)
- or PTAC 1332 Introduction to Process Technology (3:2:2) or CETT 1403 DC Circuits (4:3:4)
Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours60 : 47 : 50