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Drafting and Design Technology

YSU's drafting and design technology (DDT) program prepares students to function as design drafters in either the mechanical or civil field. They study various design aspects, such as determination of size, form, and clearance and CAD drafting where they convert ideas, sketches, and specifications into working drawings and plans. Graduates earn the associate degree and are employable in industries relating to manufacturing, quality control, materials, and the fabrication and production of building structures and metal products. Graduates interested in further technical education should consider the "two-plus-two" bachelor's degree program in civil and construction engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology.

During their first few years after earning the drafting and design technology degree at YSU, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Secure employment in a technical career related to their drafting and design technology degree.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional environment.
  • Continue growth in professional knowledge and skills.
  • Achieve recognition consistent with their educational achievements.

Program Outcomes

Drafting and design technology students will demonstrate by the time of graduation:

  • mastery of knowledge, skills, and tools of the discipline
  • ability to apply knowledge to solve problems
  • ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments
  • ability to be creative in design
  • ability to work effectively in teams
  • ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems
  • ability to communicate effectively
  • recognition of the need to engage in lifelong learning
  • ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities
  • respect for diversity, professional, societal, and global issues
  • commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENTC 1501 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
ENTC 1505 Engineering Technology Concepts 4
MATH 1513 Algebra and Transcendental Function 5
DDT 1503 AutoCAD 1 2
DDT 1504 Drafting and Plan Reading 2
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
 Semester Hours18
MET 1515 Mechanics 1 3
CCET 2604 Properties and Strength of Materials 3
CCET 2614L Materials Laboratory 1 2
DDT 2606 CAD Solid Modeling 4
MET 2630 Manufacturing Techniques 3
MET 2630L Manufacturing Techniques Laboratory 1
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
DDT 2607 CAD Microstation 2
DDT 2609 Industrial Technology 3
Technical Elective 3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
PHYS 1501
Fundamentals of Physics 1
and Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory 1
 Semester Hours16
DDT 2608 Machine Elements 3
Technical Elective 3
Natural Science GER 1 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
PHIL 2626 Engineering Ethics (GER AH) 3
GER Elective 1 3
 Semester Hours18
 Total Semester Hours68

General Education Requirement:  see "Schedule of Classes" for details

Technical Electives

CCET 2617Construction Methods and Materials3
CCET 3705Computing for Technologists3
CCET 3709Structural Analysis 13
CCET 3711Specifications and Estimating3
EET 1501
Circuit Theory 1
and Circuit Theory 1 Lab
CEEN 2610
and Surveying Laboratory
CSIS 1514Business Computer Systems3
Alternate courses approved by DDT Coordinator