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Design and Drafting Technology BS

Why pursue a bachelor's degree in CADD at UCM?

The Design and Drafting Technology/CADD program at the University of Central Missouri prepares individuals for technical positions leading to design and management opportunities in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Drafting is the process of creating technical two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional models of objects, structures, machines, civil topography, electrical components, and more. A CADD graduate can work in nearly any industry of AEC as well as manufacturing.

Offering its first drafting class in 1904, UCM’s CADD program is one of the largest four-year bachelor’s degree program in the country accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). In our program, students are given a broad foundation in all CADD disciplines and encouraged to select an emphasis area to suit their career goals. The four areas of emphasis include:

Area 1: Mechanical (Product/Machine) Design

Area 2: Architectural/Structural/BIM

Area 3: MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) & Industrial Piping Systems

Area 4: Civil/GIS Design

The MIC-CADD students can also specialize in the design and drafting technology emphasis areas listed above. Learn more about the Missouri Innovation Campus.

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First Destination Success Rates

These reports highlight UCM graduates six months after graduation on their First Destination Success (FDS). FDS can be defined as graduates who are actively engaged in work/educational experiences (full-time, part-time, military, volunteer/program of service, or continuing education). Prospective students and families can gain knowledge by looking at major statistics.

2017-2018 Salary Summary

2017-2018 Graduates – Employers & Job Titles

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2016-2017 Graduates – Employers & Job Titles

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Program Mission and Outcomes

Design & Drafting Technology Program Mission

The mission of the Design and Drafting Technology program at the University of Central Missouri is to provide a nationally accredited program of study designed to provide the technical, managerial, and general education needs of those desiring to enter or continue in design and drafting related professional career.

Design & Drafting Technology Program Outcomes

The design & drafting technology program is designed to prepare design/drafting professionals who possess the abilities (skill and knowledge) needed to be able to function competently in a wide variety of technical, leadership, and management roles. More specifically, the graduates of this program will demonstrate an ability to:

  1. Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities;
  2. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; 
  3. Select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to design & drafting technology problems; 
  4. Identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined design & drafting technology problems; 
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity; 
  6. Know the impact of design & drafting technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  7. Function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team

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