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Pre-Engineered Metal Building Drafting & Design Specialization AAS

The Pre-Engineered Metal Building Drafting Design Specialization AAS (AAS_EDMB) is offered at LSC-CyFair and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as engineering design technicians. Courses within the program include technical design graphics applications, computer-aided design software and programming, solid modeling design, applied strength of materials, statics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 62-69 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students may specialize in architectural engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology or metal building drafting and design. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the computer-aided design operator/drafting certificate. This certificate program includes 30 semester credit hours of required technical courses.

Graduates of the engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished engineering documentation for production in the engineering, construction, or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available
to graduates.

The general education core and many technical courses will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Program Plan

Prerequisite Semester Plan

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

TOTAL Prerequisite Semester Credits:

6

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods & Materials I 3
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG1 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
DFTG 1371 Metal Building Systems I 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting
3
ENGL 1302 Composition & Rhetoric II OR 3
ENGL 2311 Technical Communications  
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

12

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
DFTG 2331 Advanced Architectural Design 3

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

6

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ARCE 1315 Structural Steel Detailing 3
DFTG 2328 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 3
Elective2   Humanities/Fine Arts 3
ENTC 1343 Statics 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  

TOTAL First Semester Credits

13

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
DFTG 2371 Metal Building Systems II 3
ENTC 1423 Strength of Materials 4
Elective2   Social/Behavioral Science 3
DFTG3 2338 Final Project - Advanced Drafting OR 3
ENTC3 2380 Cooperative Education  

TOTAL Second Semester Credits

13

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for
Pre-Engineered Metal Building Drafting & Design Specialization:

62

  1. Meets computer competency.
  2. Choose from the AAS Core
  3. Capstone course
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