Engineering Technology Department
Drafting Design Technology Program:
Program Mission Statement
The Drafting Design Technology (DDT) Program is an application-orientated program. The mission of the program is to meet the drafting design technology manpower needs of the State of Louisiana and the nation as a whole by producing graduates that possess the skills and knowledge that are necessary to be productive practicing Drafting Design Technologists.
Program Educational Objectives
- To prepare graduates who demonstrate knowledge of content that support professional competencies, skills, and abilities in the field of drafting design technology and related areas.
- To prepare graduates who continuously develop skills in problem solving, teamwork, and communication to effectively support and interface with engineering technologist, technicians, and engineers from technical disciplines.
- To prepare graduates who understand their professional and ethical responsibilities.
- To prepare graduates who understand the need for life-long learning, diversity, and knowledge of professional, societal, and global issues.
Program outcomes for the graduates of the Drafting Design Technology Program are as follows:
- an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools in drafting design technology practice
- an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, and engineering technology.
- an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments, and apply experimental results to improve processes
- an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to program educational objectives
- an ability to function effectively on teams
- an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems
- an ability to communicate effectively
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
- an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities
- a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
Students interested in the Drafting Design Technology Program will use the modern technology of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design to develop the graphic representations of buildings, parts, systems, and mechanical apparatuses. Students also are required to take fundamental engineering technology core courses combined with technical learning activities.
The program allows students to select technical and free electives. Students are advised to take appropriate electives with the approval and guidance of their advisors and department head. Electives are selected in reference to student’s area of interest. The following is a list of courses that may be used to satisfy the electives for the Drafting Design Technology Plan of Study. Students will select 9 to 12 approved credit hours from this list to complete their program requirements.
Technical Design Electives
DET 303/304 Arch. Design Drafting I & II
DET 302 Tool Design Drafting
DET 305 Pipe Drafting & Design
DET 401 Structural Drafting
CET 401 Structural Design
CET 421 Structural Design Lab
CET 402 Reinf. Concrete Design
CET 422 Reinf. Concrete Design Lab
DET 301 Machine Drafting/Design
MET 402 Intro. to CNC & CAM Systems
MET 422 Intro. to CNC & CAM Systems Lab
MET 404 Computer Integrated Manf.
MET 404 Computer Integrated Manf. Lab
ETC 203 Thermal Science
ETC 223 Thermal Science Lab
MET 301 Fluid Power
MET 321 Fluid Power Lab