Aug 09, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drafting, AAS

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This is the parent program for the Drafting, 1-yr Certificate  

Total Program Credits: 90-92

Program Length: Two Years

Offered by the Advanced Technology  Division, 541.463.5380

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements    

Program Coordinator Tracy Rea, Bldg 15, Rm. 201, 541.463.5151,

Dean Lynn Nakamura

Purpose The Drafting program trains and prepares 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. 

Learning Outcomes The graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic competence in the use of CAD, solid modeling, and building information modeling software.
  • Visualize three-dimensional objects from multiple viewing directions and translate three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional drawings.
  • Create mechanical and architectural drawings which follow recognized national standards for format, annotation, lines, and symbols.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of mechanisms and mechanical design strategies.
  • Conduct research to solve basic design problems.
  • Solve problems and manage projects as part of a team.
  • Use quantitative thinking to translate concepts of a problemsolving task into mathematical language and solve using mathematical operations.
  • Communicate clearly in written, verbal, and graphic formats.

Admission Information See or contact the Advanced Technology Division,


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. Contact Cooperative Education at

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 33 annually
Statewide openings - 375 annually

Lane County average hourly - $21.63 to $25.29; average annual - $44,995 to $ 52,594
Oregon average hourly - $25.69 to $31.08; average annual - $53,443 to $64,658

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $2,385
Program Specific Fees   $725
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $11,946
  Total Estimated Cost $15,056

 *Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses .
  • If math is taken through the Math Resource Center, all credits must be completed in order to meet the math requirements.

General Education

All GENERAL EDUCATION courses can be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass. If Math is taken through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed in order to meet this requirement.

Program Core Courses

CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.

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