Mar 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drafting, AAS

Length: Two years, 90 credits

Program Contacts 

Estimated Cost: $15,120

  • Books: $1,834
  • Program-Specific Fees: $423
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees: $12,863

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year’s rates. Course fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at

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:

  • 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 familiarity with building systems, materials, methods, and building codes.
  • 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.

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  
  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  
  • 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.