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Work closely with architects and engineers using computer-aided drafting to create 3D models and make a vision a reality. With some creativity and attention to detail, your training will allow you to bring concepts to life through visual renderings. Whether commercial or residential, you can help build the dream for just about anyone, including your dream job.

Program Details

Our Drafting & Design programs are 100% online. We take a hands-on approach, virtually training you on 3-D modeling software and learn drafting and design skills in different fields, including architectural, civil, and mechanical.

In the Architectural/Civil Drafting program you will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.  You will focus on learning specific skills pertaining to architectural and civil drafting and design.  From architectural to topographical 3-D models for residential or commercial projects, you will be equipped to render yourself into a great career.

In TSTC’s Engineering Graphics and Design program you will learn skills for mechanical, electrical, and piping drafting and design. From 3-D mechanical models for equipment and machinery to piping diagrams for the oil and gas industry, you can assemble a future in this industry.

Our Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics program combines both the architectural and mechanical drafting skills giving you a greater of range of skills and job opportunities.   The choice is yours, any of these drafting options will prepare you for a great career in this field.

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Drafting and Design Technology Requirements

Our Drafting and Design Technology students are required to purchase a computer (laptop or desktop) that meets our software requirements. You may find a copy of the DDT Computer Requirements Guide in the Informational Downloads section of this webpage. You can use this document as a guide for purchasing a laptop or desktop computer that is able to run our software successfully for our 100% online Drafting and Design Technology classes. You may be asked to purchase additional materials for other classes, please refer to the course syllabus for details.

Associate of Applied Science

Architectural/Civil Drafting Technology will be offered PBE Hybrid starting in the Fall 2022 semester at the following locations:

  • Waco and Harlingen (Online will still be offered)

Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics Technology will be offered PBE Hybrid starting in the Fall 2022 semester at the following locations:

  • Waco and Harlingen (Online will still be offered)

Engineering Graphics and Design Technology will be offered PBE Hybrid starting in the Fall 2022 semester at the following locations:

  • Waco, Harlingen, and Marshall (Online will still be offered)

Skills Award (OSA)

Basic Architectural-Mechanical Drafting will be be offered PBE Hybrid starting in the Fall 2022 semester at the following locations:

  • Waco and Harlingen (Online will still be offered)

Basic Computer-Aided Drafting will be offered PBE Hybrid starting in the Fall 2022 semester at the following locations:

  • Waco, Harlingen, and Marshall (Online will still be offered)

Degree Plans

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Core Curriculum
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Institutional Award
Skills Award
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Architectural/Civil Drafting Technology
CER2 Certificate of Completion
Online
PBE
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Architectural/Civil Drafting Technology
CER1 Certificate of Completion
Online
PBE
Curriculum
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Architectural/Civil Drafting Technology
OSA Occupational Skills Achievement Award
PBE
Online
4
$1,998
Samuel Pizano
Curriculum
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Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics Technology
CER2 Certificate of Completion
Online
PBE
16
$7,992
Samuel Pizano
Curriculum
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Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics Technology
AAS Associate of Applied Science
Online
PBE
Hybrid
20
$13,320
Samuel Pizano
Curriculum
breakdown
Basic Computer Aided Drafting
OSA Occupational Skills Achievement Award
Online
PBE
Curriculum
breakdown
Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics Technology
CER1 Certificate of Completion
Online
PBE
Curriculum
breakdown
Architectural/Civil Drafting Technology
AAS Associate of Applied Science
Online
PBE
Curriculum
breakdown
Basic Architectural/Mechanical Drafting
OSA Occupational Skills Achievement Award
Online
PBE
Curriculum
breakdown
Engineering Graphics and Design Technology
CER1 Certificate of Completion
Online
PBE
8
$3,996
Samuel Pizano
Curriculum
breakdown
Engineering Graphics and Design Technology
AAS Associate of Applied Science
Online
PBE
20
$13,320
Samuel Pizano
Curriculum
breakdown
Engineering Graphics and Design Technology
CER2 Certificate of Completion
Online
PBE
16
$7,992
Samuel Pizano
$13,320
$1,998
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