Division: Industry & Technology
Drafting Technology is an academic discipline concerned with the study of drafting technology, architecture, computers, and graphic design. This academic discipline prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of drafting technology.
The skills developed in this discipline include computer assisted drafting & design, visual communication, computer concepts, graphic design, & construction technology
Transfer requirements in drafting technology are available in the Counseling Center. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.
Career options include positions in manufacturing or industrial mechanical drafting technology. A higher degree may be required to meet minimum job requirements depending on the position.
Drafting Faculty Contact
Rolando Gonzalez | (559) 688-3120 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Industry and Technology Division Chair
Randy Emery | (559) 688-3180 | email@example.com
Tulare Center Building C: Room C | Tulare Campus
Dean of CTE and Workforce Development
Jonna Schengel, Ed.D, MA, PT | (559) 688-3027 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tulare College Center | Building A 107 | Tulare Campus
For a complete list of courses and descriptions visit: COURSES
DRFT 016 CAD Applications
This is an advanced computer assisted drafting course that explores parametric solid modeling. Techniques include modeling tools, assembly modeling, and working with drawing views.
DRFT 112 Mechanical Drafting 1
This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of mechanical drawing and modern drafting practice. It is a "tactile" (by hand) drafting course. This course is a basis for all drafting-related majors and is recommended for students who have had no high school drafting, but plan to enter any one of various design professions.
DRFT 113 Mechanical Drafting 2
This is an intermediate course in the fundamentals of technical drafting and practical applications. Emphasis will be placed on lettering, orthographic projection, auxiliary views, dimensioning, and the interrelationship of each manufacturing design. Formerly DRFT 100.
DRFT 114 Introduction to CAD
This is an introductory course that explores the basic concepts and applications of computer assisted drafting. Students will use the computer to solve a series of drafting problems related to various design professions.
DRFT 115 Advanced CAD
This is an advanced computer assisted drafting course that explores parametric solid modeling. Techniques include sketching, editing, modifying, adding relations and dimensions, base feature options, creating geometries, modeling tools, and editing features.