Lowe’s Upskill Scholarship Program

This program is eligible for scholarships offered by the Lowe’s Foundation to fund innovative training programs to community and technical colleges across the U.S. to support skilled trades workforce development initiatives through it’s first-ever round of Lowe’s Foundation Gable Grants.

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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.

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-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 a MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment 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 1313 - Computer Aided Design I 3
DDT 1323 - Computer Aided Design II 3
DDT 1213 - Construction Standards and Materials 3
DDT 1513 - Blueprint Reading I 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
DDT 1173 - Mechanical Design I 3
DDT 1613 - Architectural Design I 3
DDT 2373 - 3D Modeling 3
DDT 2563 - Introduction to Steel Shipbuilding and Blueprint Reading 3
DDT 2153 - Civil Planning and Design 3

Total Credits: 30

3D Modeling and Design Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
DDT 2723 - Design Collaboration 3
DDT 2213 - Structural Detailing I 3
DDT 2523 - Pipe Drafting 3
DDT 2753 - Advanced 3D Modeling 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.

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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