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    Design Drafting Tecnology.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
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    Design Drafting Tecnology.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Design Drafting Tecnology.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

Design & Drafting Technology

  •  Estimated Cost: $11,186.50

    Program Length: 4 semesters

    Locations: Lincoln

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring

    Awards Offered: AAS / Cert / Diploma

    Program Description

    Our Design & Drafting Technology program gives you a career blueprint with a variety of options. We combine computer-aided drafting and architectural design which can be used in both residential and commercial construction.

    You’ll be able to personalize your degree with a focus that reflects your interest.

    These include:

    Architectural Design Focus – This hands-on focus will teach you how to use AutoCAD and Revit software to create BIM (Building Information Modeling) designs. Our Architectural Design labs mimic a worksite which challenges you to develop problem solving skills in a real-world construction environment.

    Computer Aided Design Drafting Focus – This focus takes a holistic approach to learning design techniques. You will receive hands-on training in an atmosphere commonly found in the industry in our Computer Design labs. We use 3-dimensional rapid prototyping plotters to produce solid ABS plastic parts, simulating the role of a Design Drafter on a variety of projects.

    You will be successful in our Design & Drafting Technology program if you:

    • have high spatial relations ability
    • have good math ability, especially geometry and trigonometry
    • are an excellent verbal and written communicator
    • are detail-oriented and can work within precise limits or standards of accuracy
    • are great at problem solving using sequential and analytical thinking skills
    • have the perseverance to stay on a multi-step task to completion
    • are computer proficient
    • can work cooperatively as a member of a team
    • enjoy a flexible work environment between the office and job sites

    You can start the Design & Drafting Technology program in the Fall or Spring terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    Our program combines drafting and design to give you several options for an exciting career. Recent SCC graduates in Design & Drafting Technology report an average starting annual salary of $35,776.

    Career options in the Architectural Design Focus include:

    • Architectural CAD Technician
    • BIM Manager
    • Design Technician
    • Drafting Design Technician
    • Electrical Systems Engineering Designer
    • Mechanical Systems Engineering Technician
    • Revit Technicia
    • Structural Engineering Technician
    • Wood Truss Designer

    Career options in the Computer Aided Design Drafting Focus include:

    • CAD Designer
    • Design Engineer
    • Engineering Technician
    • Product Designer
    • Revit Technician
    • VDC Coordinator

    David Zachek, Program Director
    AAS, Computer Aided Design Drafting, Southeast Community College
    800-642-4075 ext. 2651
    dzachek@southeast.edu

    Paul Buell, Instructor
    AAS, Southeast Community College
    800-933-7223, ext. 8351
    pbuell@southeast.edu

    Brian Clinch, Instructor
    800-642-4075 ext. 4573
    bclinch@southeast.edu

    Charles Hildebrand, Instructor
    AAS, Manufacturing Technology, Southeast Community College
    800-642-4075 ext. 2650
    childebrand@southeast.edu

    Karen Koch, Instructor
    AAS, Southeast Community College
    BS, University of Nebraska-Kearney
    MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    800-933-7223, ext. 8442
    kkoch@southeast.edu

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