CAD Technology — Industrial Drafting

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science
Year Established: 

Our drafting program is designed and equipped to offer you experience in the latest CAD
programs and their applications. Manual drafting is taught in the intro class to give you a solid
background in the basics of drafting standards and projection. Those basic skills are then
applied in CAD design, detailing, and problem solving in the advanced courses. The curriculum
gives you experience in a wide variety of drafting specialties including: layout and detailing in
product design, machine element drafting, fixture design, and die design. Courses in advanced
CAD techniques will help you achieve a high degree of proficiency in the use of the latest design

Career Opportunities: 

""Opportunities should be best for individuals with at least 2 years of postsecondary training in
drafting and considerable skill and experience using computer-aided design and drafting
(CADD) systems. The middle 50 percent (of mechanical drafters) earned between $32,100 and
$51,950"". (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center).  Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Central Michigan University
  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Wayne State University

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60 (Including Options/Electives)

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.