Drafting & Design Technology

The Associate in Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology prepares students to use critical thinking and problem solving in development and communication of design solutions. The curriculum can be broken down into three distinct sequences. The practical knowledge sequence includes concepts in architectural history, building materials and assemblies, and basic industry knowledge; the technical skills sequence consists of instruction in two- and three-dimensional computer aided drafting and building information modeling; the studio sequence provides a platform upon which students apply knowledge and skills gained to the solution of complex design problems. Upon degree completion, students will be prepared for careers in computer aided drafting, building information modeling, interior space planning and design, facilities and operations, and construction coordinating.

Please view the Drafting & Design Technology course list for details on the curriculum.

The Drafting & Design Technology program provides:

Collaborative Skills

Perform as member of interdisciplinary design project team and offer constructive feedback to competing teams through participation in formal critiques.

Graphic Skills

Apply appropriate representational media, including freehand drawing,manual technical drafting, and computer aided rendering to assess two- and three dimensional objects.

Historical Appreciation

Recall historically significant architectural styles and contributors and assess relationship to modern architectural climate.

Design Skills 

Use computer aided drafting techniques to create construction documents, includung two- and three-dimensional plans and pictorials.

Career Opportunities

  • Architectural Drafter
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Layout Designer
  • Engineering Technician
  • CAD Drafter/Technician
  • Engineering Design Apprentice
  • Construction Management Assistant

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.