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Department of Engineering Technology

Department of Engineering Technology

B.S. in Engineering Technology


Concentration in Drafting and Design Engineering Technology Program

Program Mission and Data

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.

  2013-14 AY 2014-15 AY 2015-16 AY 2016-17 AY 2017-18 AY
Enrollment* 85 65 60 62 75
Graduates 14 9 4 8 5

Program Educational Objectives

  • DDT-EO-1: 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.
  • DDT-EO-2: 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.
  • DDT-EO-3: To prepare graduates who understand their professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • DDT-EO-4: To prepare graduates who understand the need for life-long learning, diversity, and knowledge of professional, societal, and global issues.

Student Outcomes

Program outcomes for the graduates of the Drafting Design Technology Program are as follows:

  1. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of drafting and design engineering technology to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  2. An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  6. An ability to identify, analyze and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  7. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communicate in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  8. An understanding of the need for, and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  9. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Students in the Drafting Design Technology Program will use the modern technology of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design to develop graphic representations of buildings, machine elements and mechanical systems.

In addition to the required fundamental engineering technology and concentration core courses the program allows students to select technical and free electives. Students are advised to take appropriate electives with the guidance and approval of their academic advisors and department head.

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Edwin Thomas
(318) 274-3769
thomaseb@gram.edu