Drafting and Design Technology - Associate of Applied Science

This program trains students to utilize technology as a designer/drafter in a manufacturing, civil, structural or architectural setting. Students will learn how the design process works across industries and how to use software for spatial application. Program instructors will lead students as they apply class concepts using a computer-aided drafting system to complete projects. The required courses include Fundamentals of Drafting, Architectural Drafting, Production Design Drafting and more. Graduates can apply their skills to a variety of industries; the job outlook for skilled drafters is better than average since all new products and buildings require drawings and specifications. As communities grow, so does the drafting industry.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Design new buildings or machines
Master specialized software to draft and design efficiently
Gain skills and expertise that apply to many industries
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

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Credits: 62*
Average Length: 2.6 Years
Average Salary: $48,251*
Graduation Retention Rate: 70%*

Possible Careers

Architectural drafter
Mechanical drafter
Civil drafter
Engineering aide
Electrical drafter
Engineering technician

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses
credit hours
General Education

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Danelle Maxwell
Industrial & Manufacturing Department Chair


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

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