A drafting minor can provide you with technical drawing, computer, and design skills required to be competitive in today’s job market. You’ll study mechanical and architectural drafting and learn to use computer-aided design (CAD) and modeling softwares. You’ll even design prototypes, bringing your creations to life with a 3-D printer. Consider drawing medical equipment or prosthetics that can help change someone’s life, or mechanical parts used in cuttingedge robotics and machinery. With residential and structural drafting skills, you could design homes for families and structures for new businesses. You could even apply your skills in Hollywood, helping develop sets for movies and television. As the demand for CAD operators continues to grow, the skills you’ll learn with a drafting minor will give you a competitive edge that you can apply across a variety of industries.
Required Courses: 21
A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s).
- ITE 109 Mechanical Engineering and Drafting (3)
- ITE 214 Residential Drawing (3)
- ITE 309 Parametric Modeling and Industrial Design (3)
- ITE 314 Architectural Design (3)
- ITE 404 Commercial and Structural Design (3)
- ITE 412 Industrial Prototypes and Manufacturing Design (3)
Plus 3 hours from one of the following:
- ITE 304 Surveying and Print Reading (3)
- ITE 390 Project Bidding and Estimating (3)
- ITE 438 Commercial Construction (3)