Engineering and Design Technology

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Associate of Applied Science Degree


Drafting is the graphic language used by industry to communicate ideas and plans and take them from the creative design stage through production.  A Certificate of Occupational Training is also offered. The A.A.S. Degree in Engineering and Design Technology transfers into a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) degree program at ENMU.

Students enrolled in this program receive training in the fundamental principles of technical drawing, standard procedures for producing designs, building structures, working drawings, mechanical devices indicating dimensions, fasteners and joining requirements, and other engineering data, proper drafting standards of construction drawings, floor plans, elevations and diagrammatic drawings as required for the manufacture and repair of structures.

Students gain knowledge of Computer Aided Drafting by utilizing the latest industry standard 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional computer aided drafting software technology. This program provides students the skills for and knowledge of design concepts, fundamentals of drawing, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) including parametric solid modeling and critical thinking skills. Graduates can obtain an entry-level position in computer aided drafting and design.


Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to supporting institutional learning outcomes and building upon the foundational general education outcomes, upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Read and accurately interpret 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional drawings, solid models, and apply reverse-engineering skills within architectural, civil, and mechanical drafting designs.
  • Demonstrate mastery of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and its use in the production of accurate civil and architectural drawings and technical documentation that complies with current government requirements and industry standards by obtaining information from reading and analyzing prints, written documentation, or solid model measurements and calculations.
  • Demonstrate mastery in the use of surveying equipment to collect and analyze data using CAD and Geographic information System (GIS) to produce accurate maps and data for civil design.
  • Effectively communicate design and design problems through speaking, writing, drawings and diagrams, utilizing appropriate software, digital media, and other communication modes.

Certificates of Employability are also available in:


  • Emphasis in Architecture, 16 credit hours-This focuses on using CAD design common on architectural fields.
  • Emphasis in Surveying, 18 credit hours-This uses GPS surveying and mapping technology emergent in southeast New Mexico.