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Industrial Technology: Drafting & Design Technology, A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science Degree Program (Career‐Oriented)

Hegis Code: 5303
NYSED Code: 19347

Program Description

The program is designed for students who wish to enter the profession of drafting and design or related fields. Students are given an opportunity to participate in a design drafting field experience. There are also several articulation agreements for graduates who decide to pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the AAS Industrial Technology: Drafting & Design Technology program, a student will be able to

  • Effectively write grammatically correct essays with a focused main idea, logically developed with supporting details including the incorporation of information from secondary sources, properly cited;
  • Critically read and orally present researched information in an organized, effective manner;
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct and document research, including gathering information, logically analyzing problems, drawing inferences, and proposing solutions;
  • Be introduced to the basic skills necessary to operate a personal computer and utilize Microsoft Office software;
  • Apply appropriate mathematical procedures & quantitative methods to solve practical problems in mathematics & in industrial technology;
  • Understand and critically analyze human society, behavior, and our institutions;
  • Communicate accurately, clearly, and effectively in a drafting environment;
  • Understand and apply orthographic projections, geometric construction, and auxiliary views;
  • Create working and assembly drawings;
  • Produce floor plans, elevations, perspectives, including detailing principles of foundations, walls, roofs and stairs;
  • Produce a design of a home that will include construction documents, energy compliance certificate, and building code compliance;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of surveying practices required in the industry today;
  • Be proficient at operating CAD based software while applying drafting practices learned on the drawing board;
  • Manage and organize drawing files;
  • Apply drafting practices to AutoDesk Inventor and produce parametric models and working drawings;
  • Be able to produce a set of construction documents for a residential building using AutoDesk Revit;
  • Be able to produce a set of construction documents for a commercial building using AutoDesk Revit;
  • Design commercial buildings with energy and code compliance as a guide;
  • Be comfortable with clients and presentation of designs;
  • Produce a drafting and design project from real‐world field experience.

Employment Potential

Graduates of the program will be qualified for such positions as mechanical draftsperson, mechanical designer, layout specialist, packaging designer, architectural draftsperson, civil/surveying draftsperson, technical sales, or industrial representative.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment

Developmental Assistance Available

For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster’s Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

For more information contact Admissions 1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022


Note AAS:

Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements for the A.A.S. Degree .

All first time college students matriculated in a degree program, including Early College students, former Collegian students now attending the College and students with no prior college experience, are required to take the one-credit FYE 101  course.

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