Technical DraftingAssociate in Applied Science Degree , Certification Program Available at: West CampusHelpful Links:Talk to an AdvisorCatalogAcademic CalendarCourse SchedulesDel Mar College uses the Texas Common Application.Clicking this link will take you to Becoming a VikingApply Online NowThe drafting technician is an essential member of the engineering team. A technical drafting career requires knowledge as well as the communication and productivity skills required to prepare and work with technical documents utilized in business and industry. This program provides the opportunity to utilize computer applications to gain proficiency in the production of construction, structural, mechanical, and pipe drafting. Utilization of total stations and levels in the study of land surveying is also an important element in the program. Graduates are trained to be employed as technicians in land surveying, general building construction, structural systems, industrial piping, machine design, ship-building, and other allied areas. The student planning to continue at a university should consult an advisor concerning degree requirements of the school to which transfer is intended. The Technical Drafting Certificate program provides the student with the ability to customize their studies by selecting electives in their desired drafting discipline. This program provides the opportunity to utilize computer applications to gain proficiency in the production of documents in a selected field of study as well as providing a foundation of communications and math. Technical drafting certificate students may select from technical coursework in land surveying, general building construction, structural systems, industrial piping, machine design, ship-building and other allied areas.