Associate of Science in Drafting Technology (AS)

Division: Industry & Technology

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Drafting Technology through the study of drafting technology, architecture, computers, & graphic design. Students will acquire skills in CAD, visual communication, computer concepts, graphic design, & construction technology.

Program Outcomes

  • Create and analyze documents related to computer-assisted and tactile drafting/design.
  • Create and distinguish tactile 2D and 3D visual communication drawings.
  • Manage and explain computer operating systems and the World Wide Web.
  • Create and distinguish graphic design projects, i.e. illustrations and web page design and development.
  • Create and analyze documents related to construction technology, i.e., construction materials and methods, detailing, and construction documents.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: manufacturing or industrial mechanical draftsperson/CAD technician.


This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

Program Requirements

College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
ARCH 020Visual Communication 1 *3
ARCH 160Construction Materials/Methods4
ARCH 161Architectural Detailing3
ARCH 163Construction Documents3
DRFT 016CAD Applications4
DRFT 112Mechanical Drafting 13
DRFT 113Mechanical Drafting 23
DRFT 114Introduction to CAD4
DRFT 115Advanced CAD4
GD 100Introduction to Graphic Design4
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.

Courses meet General Education requirements and 3 units may double count above in COS-GE.

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).