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Computer Aided Drafting
Computer Aided Drafting Office:
voice: 903.923.3303
fax: 903.923.3317
Division Director:
Wayne Dillon
voice: 903.923.3303
fax: 903.923.3317
Email: Division Director
Mailing Address:
Computer Aided Drafting
TSTC Marshall
2650 East End Blvd. South
Marshall, TX 75671
Location:
Computer Aided Drafting Office is located in the South Building in Room 247
Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Drafters prepare technical drawings and plans used by production and construction workers to build everything from manufactured products such as toys, toasters, industrial machinery, and spacecraft to structures such as houses, office buildings, and oil and gas pipelines.

Drafters' drawings provide visual guidelines; show the technical details of the products and structures; and specify dimensions, materials, and procedures. Drafters fill in technical details using drawings, rough sketches, specifications, codes, and calculations previously made by engineers, surveyors, architects, or scientists. For example, drafters use their knowledge of standardized building techniques to draw in the details of a structure. Some use their knowledge of engineering and manufacturing theory and standards to draw the parts of a machine to determine design elements, such as the numbers and kinds of fasteners needed to assemble the machine. Drafters use technical handbooks, tables, calculators, and computers to complete their work.

Drafting work has many specialties, and titles may denote a particular discipline of design or drafting.

Aeronautical drafters prepare engineering drawings detailing plans and specifications used in the manufacture of aircraft, missiles, and related parts.

Architectural drafters draw architectural and structural features of buildings and other structures. These workers may specialize in a type of structure, such as residential or commercial, or in a kind of material used, such as reinforced concrete, masonry, steel, or timber.

Civil drafters prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in major construction or civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewage systems.

Electrical drafters prepare wiring and layout diagrams used by workers who erect, install, and repair electrical equipment and wiring in communication centers, power plants, electrical distribution systems, and buildings.

Electronics drafters draw wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings used in the manufacture, installation, and repair of electronic devices and components.

Mechanical drafters prepare drawings showing the detail and assembly of a wide variety of machinery and mechanical devices, indicating dimensions, fastening methods, and other requirements.

Process piping or pipeline drafters prepare drawings used in the layout, construction, and operation of oil and gas fields, refineries, chemical plants, and process piping systems.

OSHA 10 Hour Safety Certification will be required through the milestone or capstone course (pending advisory committee approval).

Computer Aided Drafting Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Aided Drafting will:

  • Be able to develop engineering drawings using standard CAD software and in accordance with ASME and DOD standards.
  • Demonstrate essential elements of professionalism, including aspects of communication and team work, as demonstrated by the successful completion of cooperative or internship work experience, and through conduct in all other program courses.
  • Have the capability to comprehend common engineering languages.
  • Be proficient at spatial visualization techniques.
  • Will be able to comprehend engineering symbology.
  • Not only be able to operate manual machining equipment, but have acquired life and work skills to be successful in the workforce, including effective and accurate written and oral communication skills.










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