Jackson County Campus

Become a Trained Drafter

The 3D Modeling and Design Technology program provides students instruction in all phases of design technology in order to prepare them for positions as designers or computer-aided drafting technicians.

Career Opportunities

When you are able to create diagrams using computer aided design, you can become a drafter in a number of fields:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architectural (Commercial and residential construction)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Process Piping
  • Shipbuilding

What Students Will Learn

Instruction includes computer aided design, architectural design, civil planning, 3D-modeling, and manufacturing. A combination of class work and laboratory experience is stressed.

Degree Options and Requirements

  • Students who successfully complete a minimum of 30 semester hours in 3D Modeling and Design Technology courses may earn a career certificate.
  • Students who successfully complete a minimum of 45 semester hours in 3D Modeling and Design Technology courses may earn a technical diploma.
  • Successful completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours of course work in a 2-year program leads to an Associate of Applied Science.

Where a transfer to 4-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment assessment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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3D Modeling and Design Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

3D Modeling and Design Technology Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
DDT 1163 - Engineering Graphics 3
DDT 1213 - Construction Standards and Materials 3
DDT 1313 - Computer Aided Design I 3
DDT 1323 - Computer Aided Design II 3
DDT 1513 - Blueprint Reading I 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
DDT 1173 - Mechanical Design I 3
DDT 1413 - Elementary Surveying 3
DDT 1613 - Architectural Design I 3
DDT 2563 - Introduction to Steel Shipbuilding and Blueprint Reading 3
DDT 2813 - Inventor 3D Model and Animation 3

Total Credits: 30

3D Modeling and Design Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
DDT 2153 - Civil Planning and Design 3
DDT 2213 - Structural Detailing I 3
DDT 2373 - 3D Modeling 3
DDT 2523 - Pipe Drafting 3
or Technical Elective 3*
DDT 2823 - Revit Architecture 3
or Technical Elective 3*

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4**
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

*Any instructor/department chair approved field related elective.

** MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and our programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.