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Computer Drafting & Design Technology

Thank you for your interest in the Computer Drafting & Design Technology program at Texas State Technical College Harlingen. As a student at TSTC Harlingen, you will be awarded endless opportunities to fulfill your educational goals. TSTC students enjoy a hands-on learning environment that promotes continued educational growth.

TSTC is constantly evolving and providing programs to compete with the specialized fields of the working world. TSTC Harlingen offers Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Computer Drafting & Design and GIS/GPS. Graduates of the program can have career opportunities that offer a sense of responsibility, personal growth, achievement and financial reward.


Modeling and parametric concepts are utilized throughout the program as the drawings are used in consulting and construction to create desired structures. A Computer Drafting technician works with designers and engineers to convert their ideas into accurate drawings that specify size, shape and materials. Our students use computer-generated design software for preparing engineer drawings and specifications for manufacturing products.

Our laboratories feature computer aided drafting equipment with more than 100 workstations loaded with design software programs such as Pro Engineer Wildfire, AutoCAD, 3D Studio VIZ, AutoDesk Land Development, Rivet and Architectural Desktop. An open-lab policy allows students convenient schedules and to work on projects.

The faculty takes pride in emphasizing one-on-one instruction techniques to give each student the best possible education. We want to prepare you for starting a career in high technology and challenge you to thoroughly expand your knowledge and skills.

Career opportunities within the program vary between options and I encourage you to visit the program and find out which choice is right for you. TSTC can provide you with the knowledge to achieve your goals. For more information or to schedule a tour, I encourage you to contact the Computer Drafting & Design Technology program at 956.364.4695 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Hector Yañez

Program Chair

Computer Drafting & Design Technology:
voice: 956.364.4635
fax: 956.364.5164
   Department Chair:
Hector Yanez
voice: 956.364.4695
fax: 956.364.5164
Email: Computer Drafting & Design Technology
   Mailing Address:
Computer Drafting & Design Technology
TSTC Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
   Location:
The Computer Drafting and Design Technology office is located in the Engineering Technology Building.
   Office Hours:
M - F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat., Sun.: Closed