Sep 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drafting, AAS

Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts 

Estimated Cost: $16,798.00

  • Resident Tuition: $11,340.00*
  • Technology Fees: $990.00
  • General Student Fees: $804.00** (if applicable)
  • Online Course Fee: $580.00
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,834.00
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $1,250.00 *** (Computer/Internet)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Hardware: In order to run AutoCAD, Revit, and SolidWorks software, students need a computer with Windows 10 or newer operating system; CPU of 3.3 GHz or higher; 8 GB of RAM, with 16 GB recommended; 30 GB free disk space for download and installation, plus 500 GB or more storage; graphics card capable of 24-bit color and DirectX 11 compliant, such as Nvidia Quadro series, AMD FirePro series, or AMD Radeon series; at least two USB ports; and an external mouse. (A computer with Mac OS can run AutoCAD software, but not Revit or SolidWorks.) A limited number of laptops are available on loan from the LCC Student Helpdesk. In addition, students need a way to store backup copies of all files, such as a flash drive, external hard drive, or cloud service.

Connectivity: Students need a reliable internet connection; a browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox; and a robust antivirus and firewall product such as McAfee or Norton, kept up to date.

Software: Students need Microsoft Office, with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, available free to LCC students. Students will need the current version of AutoCAD, Revit, and SolidWorks software and will get instructions in classes for downloading free educational versions.

Term-by-Term Course Plan

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to train and prepare graduates from diverse backgrounds to work with and assist architects, engineers, other designers, and technicians as part of construction, manufacturing, or engineering teams. Coursework prepares graduates to work collaboratively as design paraprofessionals across a range of capacities using a variety of software platforms. Students build skills in problem-solving, analysis, technical graphics, and basic design. Successful graduates are able to communicate effectively in multiple formats. 

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Effectively and independently use CAD, solid modeling, and building information modeling software in alignment with industry standards. 
PLO 2 - Visualize three-dimensional objects from multiple viewing directions and translate three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional drawings.
PLO 3 - Create mechanical and architectural drawings which follow recognized national standards for format, annotation, lines, and symbols.
PLO 4 - Produce documents which accurately represent building systems, materials, methods, and building codes.
PLO 5 - Produce documents which accurately represent physical mechanisms and mechanical design strategies.
PLO 6 - Conduct research to solve basic design problems as an individual and/or part of a team.
PLO 7 - Use quantitative analysis of data as the basis for solving problems and making decisions.

Program Requirements

General Education

GENERAL EDUCATION courses can be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. 

Writing (8 credits) - Complete both of the following:

Algebra (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Geometry (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Computer Literacy (4 credits): 

Open Elective (3 credits):

  • Complete any 100- or 200-level course to meet this requirement

Cooperative Education

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Complete the following:


  • This is the parent program for: Drafting, 1-yr Certificate Drafting for Commercial Construction, CPC Drafting for Manufacturing, CPC , and Drafting for Residential Construction, CPC .  
  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • Cooperative Education (Co-op): Co-op offers drafting students college credit and a grade for on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. Through Co-op, students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make contacts for the future. Work schedules and work sites vary. For more information please see your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator.
  • This program is articulated with Oregon Institute of Technology, which requires a higher-level math course than is required for the program. Contact your Academic Advisor for help with transfer to OIT.
  • Students using lower-credit courses to meet General Education requirements may need to take additional Electives to meet the 90 credit minimum.