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Design Drafting Technology
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MiraCosta College Design Drafting Technology Program www.miracosta.edu/draf www.miracosta.edu (760) 757-2121 Oceanside Campus
Paul Clarke, Instructor, ext. 6405 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056 (760) 757-2121 firstname.lastname@example.org San Elijo Campus www.miracosta.edu/home/pclarke 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, CA 92007 (760) 944-4449
Community Learning Center 1831 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058 (760) 795-8710
This brochure was funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (06-C01-032) awarded to MiraCosta College and administered by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. It is the policy of MiraCosta College not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital or parental status, age, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam-era veteran or mental or physical disability in all of its educational and employment programs and activities. Individuals with verifiable disabilities can be accommodated with advance notice.
• Certificates of Proficiency • Certificates of Achievement • Associate Degrees For information, contact lead instructor Paul Clarke email@example.com, (760) 757-2121, ext. 6405 www.miracosta.edu/draf
If you can dream it… you can learn to design it!
MiraCosta’s Design Drafting Technology Program offers classes in computer-aided drafting, graphic communication, engineering design graphics, electronic design, Auto CAD, Revit, SolidWorks and more.
MiraCosta’s Design Drafting Technology Program The program offers courses for those who plan to transfer to a university and/or have an interest in a drafting-related career. The program also provides training for those already employed in fields related to design and drafting. An active industry advisory board and instructors with industry experience ensure all instruction is closely aligned with the needs of local businesses. Courses are also offered for those who may not be pursuing a career in design and drafting, but who have an interest in, or need to understand, graphic communication. MiraCosta’s Design Drafting Technology Program uses state-of-the-art technology and software. Computer hardware and software are on a replacement cycle that ensures the college’s CAD lab is using the latest tools. Software subscriptions, including the recently acquired Autodesk Design Institute, guarantee that CAD software such as AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, 3ds Max, SolidWorks and numerous others are updated every year. The college also just added two rapid prototyping machines and two 3D scanners. With these new additions, students are able to design more and faster! “The software and hardware used in the college’s drafting, architecture and engineering courses ensures that our students are being trained with the latest and best tools available,” says Design Drafting Technology instructor Paul Clarke.
Design Drafting Technology Certificates & Associate Degrees MiraCosta offers a wide range of classes that meet days, evenings, weekends and online. Students may choose to earn one or more of the following certificates, work toward an associate degree or complete requirements to transfer. For more information about each certificate and associate degree, please contact the Counseling Department at (760) 795-6670 or consult the MiraCosta College Catalog, available at the MiraCosta bookstore or online at www.miracosta.edu.
Certificates of Proficiency Certificates of Proficiency are designed to be the first step in a career ladder. They are short-term certificates, typically requiring fewer than 18 units of course work, which introduce students to one aspect of a trade or occupation. Applied Design Drafting Fundamentals
16 –17 units 11 units
Certificates of Achievement Certificates of Achievement are designed to prepare graduates for immediate employment in specific career areas. The total units required for a certificate varies with each discipline. Architectural Technology Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Computer-Aided Drafting Electro-Mechanical Drafting
27 units 26 – 28 units 20 –21 units 24 units
Associate Degrees MiraCosta’s Design Drafting Program offers the following associate degrees: Architectural Technology Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Computer-Aided Drafting Electro-Mechanical Drafting Students planning to earn an associate degree should meet with a MiraCosta College counselor before or early in their first semester to identify courses that meet degree requirements. The associate degrees listed above require completion of a Certificate of Achievement and general education courses specified in the MiraCosta College Catalog.
“MiraCosta’s Design Drafting Program taught me detailed skills that prepared me for my current job and gave me the fundamentals I will use throughout my career.” — Milad Samadi, MiraCosta graduate hired as a CAD technician
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Prepare for a Great Career! The Design Drafting Technology Program at MiraCosta College prepares students for careers in federal, state and local land-use planning; building and transportation agencies; private architectural, contract and construction companies; and for-profit industrial and manufacturing companies in life science, defense, sport/recreation equipment and various other industries. According to the California Employment Development Department, the mean annual salary for architectural and engineering drafters and technicians in San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos is more than $50,000.
Gain Experience Outside the Classroom Activities outside the classroom include industry tours, internships, trips sponsored by the Engineering Club, and participation in local competitions such as the San Diego County Fair. “My entry level job with a structural engineering company was found through the many referrals MiraCosta passes on to students. After my experience with this first job I was able to find my dream job drafting both residential and commercial interior designs with a firm that specializes in high end design. I owe these opportunities to the dedicated staff and the classes offered at MiraCosta College.” — Donna K. Campuzzano, MiraCosta graduate hired as an AutoCAD technical designer “I took one drafting class at MiraCosta College and realized I wanted to be an engineer. Now I’m getting my Bachelor of Science from USC’s School of Engineering!” —Isabel Greenway, MiraCosta graduate