The associate degree in Drafting Technology is an addendum to the 2010-2011 UAF Catalog.
A new A.A.S. was approved by the UA Board of Regents in June 2010. This page includes the specifics of this new program.

Drafting Technology

College of Rural and Community Development
Tanana Valley Campus
907-455-2845
www.tvc.uaf.edu/programs/drafting/

Certificate; A.A.S. Degree

Downloadable PDF

Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 33-34 credits; for Degree: 60-63 credits

The drafting technology program includes focused training in computer aided drafting with a well-rounded exposure to the professions, trades and materials common to construction in Alaska. Courses combine technical CAD training with the vocabulary and knowledge needed to communicate with future employers in the architectural, engineering and construction fields. Students develop skills in mathematics, drawing and multi-functional CAD techniques. Instruction includes traditional drawing techniques, computer-aided drafting and building information modeling technologies, giving students the knowledge and flexibility to work traditionally and with the most recent drafting technologies. Required courses cover many aspects of design and construction, including building materials, codes, and civil, mechanical, electrical and structural technologies. Qualified students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with professionals from the architectural and engineering community in internship situations thereby gaining valuable on-the-job experience.

Students entering the certificate program are expected to have computer skills equivalent to CIOS F150.

Certificate Program

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the certificate requirements.
  3. Complete the following certificate requirements:
    DRT F101--Introduction to Drafting--3 credits
    DRT F121--Construction Documents and Drawings--3 credits
    DRT F170--Beginning CAD--3 credits
    DRT F210--Intermediate CAD--3 credits
    DRT F270--Advanced CAD--3 credits
  4. Complete one of the following concentrations:
    Architectural Drafting
    CM F102--Methods of Building Construction--3 credits
    CM F123--Codes and Standards--3 credits
    DRT F140--Architectural Drafting--3 credits

    Civil Drafting
    CM F102--Methods of Building Construction--3 credits
    CM F213--Civil Technology--4 credits
    DRT F150--Civil Drafting--3 credits

    Information Technology
    CITS F203--Information Technology Support Essentials--4 credits
    CITS F204--Introduction to Network Support and Administration--3 credits
    CITS F261--Computer and Information Security--3 credits

    Mechanical and Electrical Drafting
    CM F102--Methods of Building Construction--3 credits
    CM F142--Mechanical and Electrical Technology--4 credits
    DRT F155--Mechanical and Electrical Drafting--3 credits

    Process Technology
    PRT F101--Introduction to Process Technology--3 credits
    PRT F110--Intro to Occupational Safety--3 credits
    PRT F117--Drafting for Technicians--3 credits

    Structural Drafting
    CM F102--Methods of Building Construction--3 credits
    CM F231--Structural Technology--4 credits
    DRT F145--Structural Drafting--3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required 33-34

Note: DRT F160 Drafting Internship may be substituted for concentration-specific DRT courses with program approval.

Major - A.A.S. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    DRT F101--Introduction to Drafting--3
    DRT F140--Architectural Drafting--3
    DRT F150--Civil Drafting--3
    DRT F170--Beginning CAD--3
    DRT F210--Intermediate CAD--3
    DRT F270--Advanced CAD--3
    DRT F145--Structural Drafting--3
    DRT F155--Mechanical and Electrical Drafting--3
    CM F102--Means and Methods of Building Construction--3
    CM F123--Codes and Standards--3
    CM F142--Mechanical and Electrical Technology--4
    CM F213--Civil Technology--4
    CM F231--Structural Technology--4
  4. Complete 3-6 credits from the following electives:
    DRT F160--Drafting Internship.--3 - 6
    DRT F121--Construction Documents and Drawings--3
    CM F201--Construction Project Management--3
    ES F101--Introduction to Engineering**--3
  5. Minimum credits required--60-63

* Students must earn a C or better in each course

** This elective requires additional math prerequisites.


Catalog contents | Class schedule | Admissions

Send comments or questions to the UAF Admissions Office.
Last modified May 7, 2012 by Marketing and Communications web developer.