Our house, office, automobile, streets, event our golf clubs, tennis racquets, bicycles, and lawn mowers all began as an engineering or architectural drawing. The drafting and design technology program at Seward County Community College trains students in the art of converting concepts, sketches, and ideas of engineers and architects into detailed drawings for manufacturing, construction, and engineering.

This program is designed to develop drafting skills and learn related fundamentals for manufacturing, engineering, building, construction, surveying, and design. Technical drafters are considered the communication link between engineering professionals and industry. In this position, the drafter is both creative and knowledgeable.

Drafting and design technology students at SCCC:

  • Receive preparation for employment as a drafter/technician.
  • Develop skills such as neatness, accuracy, speed, teamwork, and problem-solving.
  • Work on projects with local manufacturers, builders, and surveyors to understand the needs of the industry.
  • Work hands-on with AutoCAD and Chief Architect.


Suggested courses and information provided on curriculum pages are not to be used in place of academic advisement from the student's assigned advisor. Students should always visit with an advisor before enrollment to ensure selected options contribute to the overall course of study, academic schedule, and student success.

Certificate of Completion - 10-Month Program

Suggested Courses:

  • Technical Drafting I 3 credit hours
  • Technical Drafting II 3 credit hours
  • Computer Aided Drafting I 3 credit hours
  • Computer Aided Drafting II 3 credit hours
  • Geometric Constructions 2 credit hours
  • Orthographic Views/Projections 3 credit hours
  • Civil Engineering Drafting 5 credit hours
  • Architectural Drafting 7 credit hours
  • Auxiliary Views 3 credit hours
  • Section Views 3 credit hours
  • Dimensioning Procedures 3 credit hours
  • Pictorial Drawings 3 credit hours
  • Scales and Measurements I 3 credit hours
  • Scales and Measurements II 3 credit hours

Associate in Applied Science

Students can earn a two-year degree by completing a total of 64 credit hours. Visit with your advisor to discuss an academic plan.

Approximate Program Costs

Tuition and fees coincide with Seward County Community College cost per credit hour. Program costs are subject to change from year to year. Costs listed may not include all required course materials such as books or special course fees. All prices below include a $34, universal student fee.

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

Seward County Residents $94/credit hour
In-state (outside Seward County) $95/credit hour
Border State* $117/credit hour
Out of State $132/credit hour
International $132/credit hour
Seward Online (In-state) $142/credit hour
Seward Online (out of state/international) $150/credit hour
EduKan Courses, Tuition, Fees $142/credit hour

*Border State students include all students from OK, TX, NM, CO, NE, and MO.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. For more information on financial aid, including scholarships and federal financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at 620-417-1110

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our program will have the opportunity to work with:

  • Engineering firms
  • Architectural firms
  • Manufacturing concerns
  • Construction companies
  • Local, State & Federal Government Agencies
  • Product & building inspection
  • Surveying
  • Quality control
  • Facility & traffic planning

Program taught in:
  • English

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