Computer Aided Drafting and Design is the process of visualizing and developing three-dimensional drawings that production workers use to fabricate and assemble products. Students will develop entry-level drafting skills on state-of-the-art equipment and software used in industry today. The Willmar campus program is certified for the design draftsman level by the American Institute for Design and Drafting. The Hutchinson and Willmar campuses use CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) software such as AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, and Pro-Engineer. The Hutchinson campus offers a personalized, self-paced format as well as a structured format.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(18 Courses)
Course Title Credits
DRFT 1500 Drafting Basics
DRFT 1501 CAD Computer Applications
DRFT 1502 CAD I 3*
DRFT 1503 Interpreting Engineering Drawings
DRFT 1504 Technical Sketching
DRFT 1511 Intersections and Development
DRFT 1512 Dimensioning Principles
DRFT 2501 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2*
DRFT 2502 Fixture Design and Tooling
DRFT 2503 Parametric Design I
DRFT 2512 Technical References
DRFT 2513 Parametric Design II
GSCM 1122 Applied Oral and Written Communications 2*
GSIS 1502 Human Relations
GSMS 1202 Applied Mathematics
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
WELD 2117 Welding for Drafters
Total Credits: 42  
Elective Courses
(select 14 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
DRFT 1506 Manufacturing Processes
DRFT 1508 Applied Math
DRFT 2500 Design Drafting I
DRFT 2504 Electronic and Electrical Drawings
DRFT 2505 Computer Aided Manufacturing
DRFT 2506 Sheet Metal Design
DRFT 2508 Drafting Math II
DRFT 2510 Design Drafting II
DRFT 2515 Parametric Design III
DRFT 2520 Machine Design
DRFT 2950 Special Projects/Topics 1-3*
DRFT 3500 Internship 1-6*
GSMS 1251 Applied Physics
MACT 1801 Fundamentals of Precision Manufacturing
MACT 1851 Basic Shop I
MACT 2811 CNC Programming and Set-up - Mill
MACT 2826 Computer Assisted Machining I
MACT 2832 Mold Design
NDT 2160 Applied Physics
Total Credits: 14  
Total Diploma Credits: 66  
Note there is a data error. The section credits total 56 while the credential is listed as having 66 credits.

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.