Industrial Technology: Drafting & Design Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree Program (Career-Oriented)


Hegis Code: 5303 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 19347


Program Description
Students who complete this program earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. 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.

Student Learning 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 and quantitative methods to solve practical problems in mathematics and 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, Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information
Salvatore Ligotino
Coordinator, Industrial Technology
Office: Hardenbergh Hall, HAR 214
Phone: 800:724-0833, ext 5158 or

To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here

Click on the Course Number for the course description.
First Semester
Course Number Description Credits
CSC 101 Fundamentals of Computers 3
ENG 101 College English I 3
IND 125 Architectural Drafting I 3
IND 130 Drafting Fundamentals 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
Elective Social Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Second Semester
IND 126 Architectural Drafting II 3
IND 135 Advanced Drafting 4
IND 201 Computer-Assisted Drafting I 4
MAT 115 College Algebra and Trigonometry 4
Semester Credits 15
Third Semester
IND 202 Computer-Assisted Drafting II 4
IND 207 Commercial Architecture I 3
IND 210 Materials and Manufacturing Processes 4
IND 251 Introduction to Surveying 3

PHY 101

Physics I 4
Semester Credits 18
Fourth Semester
COM 103 or COM 105 Oral Communications or
Public Speaking
ENG 227 Technical Writing 3
IND 208 Commercial Architecture II 3
IND 218 CAD Applications 3
IND 291-93 Field Experience 1/2/3
Elective IND Elective 3
Semester Credits 16-18
Total Credits 65-67
 ENG 101 is a pre/co-requisitefor all history courses and for all 200-level sociology courses.
NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.