Design/Drafting Engineering Technology

Mission Statement

The mission of Design/Drafting Technology Program is to produce high -quality graduates who are able to pursue CAD technician careers in manufacturing, engineering, architecture, construction and other related industries in the East Tennessee area and beyond. This is to be achieved while maintaining consistent, working relationships with professionals in these fields in order to keep abreast of the latest trends and technology.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The program educational objectives support the program mission statement.

  1. To produce graduates who have a strong foundation of scientific and technical knowledge as well as hands-on experience with a variety of Computer-Aided Design software applications.
  2. To produce graduates who are equipped to pursue careers in construction, architecture, engineering, manufacturing or other related fields or to pursue advanced degrees in these fields of study.
  3. To produce graduates with critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, an appreciation for teamwork, and communication skills required to properly and effectively convey design concepts in oral, written and graphic form.
  4. To produce graduates who recognize the importance of professional development, continued learning, service to the local and global communities and will engage in discipline specific organizations that foster these opportunities.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

The Student Outcomes are used to indicate learned capabilities that program graduates should be able to demonstrate.

Upon graduating from this program of study, students will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
  4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team
  5. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  6. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  7. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self -directed continuing professional development
  8. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  9. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  10. demonstrate knowledge and technical competency in engineering materials, applied mechanics, and manufacturing methods
  11. demonstrate knowledge and technical competency in engineering applied drafting practice emphasizing mechanical components and systems, as well as fundamentals of descriptive geometry, orthographic projection, sectioning, tolerancing and dimensioning, and basic computer aided drafting and design with technical depth in at least one of these areas
  12. demonstrate knowledge and technical competency in engineering the application of physics and engineering materials having an emphasis in applied mechanics, or in-depth application of physics having emphasis in mechanical components and design

Enrollment/Graduation Data

Graduates spring 2015:  6
Enrollment fall 2015:  31

Industry Advisory Board

Scott AaronCoast to Coast
John BibleWestinghouse Electric Company
Bryan EldridgeMcKee Foods
Tim HawkinsVincit Group
Dale RardinRardin & Carroll Architects
Mike SmithSmith Engineering
Nicole WaldenAstec
Matt StovallBarge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc.

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,