AS in Design Technology

A well-rounded education can change the design of your career in drafting. Combine an associate degree from Washburn University with training you receive in Washburn Tech's Engineering Drafting & Design program. In this career, you will use software to convert the designs of architects and engineers into technical drawings. Your work will show details and dimensions, explain procedures and list materials. By earning an associate degree, you will gain skills that compliment the hands-on education provided at Washburn Tech. You will learn more about communication, psychology, math and history which can translate into advancement in the workplace. An added bonus is the cost. Washburn Tech students, pursuing an eligible associate degree at Washburn, may qualify for reduced tuition. Enroll now and make a wise investment in yourself.

Career Forecast Stable OutlookAverage Salary $49,210on campus
Engineering Drafting & Design student

Design Technology Associate Degree

Students in Washburn Tech's Engineering Drafting & Design program earn a certificate by completing 48-credit hours on the Washburn Tech campus. To earn an associate degree in Design Technology at Washburn, students complete an additional 27-credit hours on the main campus. You must begin working on your associate degree within six years of the Washburn Tech certificate date. You also must complete Washburn's associate degree requirements within six years of your start date at Washburn. Some Washburn University courses may have prerequisites or require placement scores.

Why pursue an associate degree at Washburn? The courses you complete will add dimension to your career and provide a well-rounded education.

  • Technology courses will introduce you to the development of technology and its impact on today's world.
  • Communication courses will help you better communicate with employers, employees and people in general.
  • Psychology courses will help you better understand people's actions.
  • English courses will assist in writing a resume or in an office setting.
  • Music and/or art courses help relay the benefits of relaxation and hobbies.
  • Math courses will boost your skills when taking measurements and making calculations.
  • History and political courses explore what is happening around the globe and how you can participate.

One of the top benefits is the cost! Students who are concurrently enrolled in 12-credit hours at Washburn Tech are eligible for reduced tuition while completing their associate degree at Washburn University. To ensure you enroll in eligible courses, check with the WU School of Applied Studies advisor for more information at

Jobs & Opportunities

CAREER FORECAST: stable outlook
Competition for drafting jobs is expected to be strong. Demand for particular drafting specialties varies across the country because jobs depend on the needs of local industries. Candidates proficient in CAD or computer-aided design are likely to have better job opportunities.

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Essential Qualities

attention to detail

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