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Drafting and Design Technology A.S. Degree

  • AS iconOur Associate in Science degree in Drafting and Design Technology combines technical skills with management and business training to prepare you to work as a drafter in the offices of architects, general contractors, civil and mechanical firms, municipal government and consulting firms. You'll gain valuable insights through a co-op work experience.
  • With this degree, you will learn:

    • To prepare engineering plans, layouts and detailed drawings according to conventional projection principles
    • Architectural and building construction techniques, codes and materials requirements
    • Structural and mechanical engineering layouts
    • Building codes and materials requirements
  • Careers

    Our program prepares you for a career as a drafter.
  • Drafting and Design Technology
    Associate in Science

    DRAFT-AS

    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2014 (480)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2014 (480), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



    Program Leadership Information

    Lara Sharp, Program Director, (727) 398-8256

    Program Summary

    *** THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING STUDENTS. LAST ADMISSION TERM IS FALL 2017 (0535) ***

    This program prepares students for careers in drafting as a professional in architect's offices, general contractor's offices, civil and mechanical firms, municipal government offices, and with consulting firms.

    The program coverage includes courses related to architectural and building construction, codes and materials, structural and mechanical engineering, and CO-OP work experience.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.


    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Composition

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.3

    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Speech

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Humanities and Fine Arts

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Mathematics

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Ethics

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Computer/Information Literacy Competency

    Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Enhanced World View

    Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

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    SUPPORT COURSES
    Physical Science (Select 3 credits)`

    Complete 3 credits of coursework with CHM, ESC, GLY, PHY, or PSC prefix.

    SUPPORT COURSES
    Business (Select 9 credits)

    BUL 2131Legal Environment of Business3
    BUL 2241Business Law I3
    BUL 2242Business Law II3
    GEB 1011Introduction to Business3
    MAN 2340Supervisory Management3
    REE 1040Real Estate Principles and License Law4

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Drafting (Complete 12 credits)

    BCN 1251CConstruction Drawing3
    ETD 1320CIntroduction to CAD3
    ETD 1340CAutoCAD II3
    ETD 1350CAutoCAD III 3-D Modeling3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Drawing (Select 3 credits)

    ARC 1126CArchitectural Drawing I3
    BCN 1050Building Specifications1
    BCN 1272Blueprint Reading2
    TAR 2122CAdvanced Construction Drawing3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Codes (Select 3 credits)

    BCN 1480Hurricane Resistant Design for Residential Construction1
    BCN 2068The A.D.A.: Primer for Contractors1
    BCN 2732Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Standards for the Construction Industry1
    BCT 1760Building Codes2
    BCT 2762RCS-96 Hurricane Code1
    BCT 2764SSTD 10-96 Deemed to Comply1

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Materials (Select 3 credits)

    ARC 2461Materials and Methods of Construction I3
    BCN 1057Residential Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems1
    BCN 1058Residential Plumbing Systems1
    BCN 1059Residential Electrical Systems1
    BCN 2052Masonry Construction Methods1
    BCN 2053Roofing Systems1
    BCN 2054Construction Surveying Methods1
    BCN 2055Concrete Construction Methods1
    BCN 2056Steel Construction Methods1

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Work Experience (Select 3 credits)

    BCN 1940Construction Practicum3
    BCN 2949Co-op Work Experience1-3
    TAR 1941Architectural Drafting Practicum3
    TAR 2949Co-op Work Experience1-3

    MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
    Select 8 credits

    Complete any courses with ARC, BCN, BCT, ETD or TAR prefix not already completed as Major Courses.8
    Total Credits62
  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Susan ElftmanAdjunct FacultyCLElftman.Susan@spcollege.edu727-791-2598
    Richard GrinnellAdjunct FacultyCLGrinnell.Richard@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3432
    Robert HudsonFacultyCLHudson.Robert@spcollege.edu(727) 791-2692
    Greg LewisFacultyCLLewis.Greg@spcollege.edu(727) 791-5915
    George MichaelidesAdjunct FacultyCLMichaelides.George@spcollege.edu