34 Credit Diploma Program

Hegis Code: 5303 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 01715 admissions@sunyulster.edu

Program Description
This 34‐credit diploma program combines a strong concentration in drafting procedures and techniques with attention to other skills important to successful draftsmanship. Students completing the program will be prepared for entry into industrial and commercial firms, municipal agencies, and other organizations employing drafters. Those who satisfactorily complete this program may also apply their credits to the two‐year Associate in Applied Science degree program in Drafting and Design Technology

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the Drafting Diploma 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;
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct and document research, including gathering information, logically analyzing problems, drawing inferences, and proposing solutions;
  • Critically present researched information in an organized and effective manner;
  • Use 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;
  • Communicate accurately, clearly, and effectively in a drafting environment;
  • Understand and apply orthographic projection, 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 in a home that will include construction documents, energy compliance certificate, and building code compliance;
  • Become 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.

Employment Potential
Graduates of the program will be qualified for such positions as junior drafter, junior designer, or tracer.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment
  • Specified drafting equipment is required at an approximate cost of $50 to $100.

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, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

For more information contact Admissions here or the Department here.

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
MAT 100 Intermediate Algebra or by advisement* 3
Semester Credits 16
Second Semester
ENG 227 Technical Writing 3
IND 126 Architectural Drafting II 3
IND 135 Advanced Drafting 4
IND 201 Computer-Assisted Drafting I 4
MAT 115 College Algebra and Trigonometry


Semester Credits 18
Total Credits 34
  * By advisement.





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