First Advisor

Upton, Gary


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

75 pages


This author presents the concept that the basic mechanical drawing course at Pueblo Community College is no longer relevant to the graphics skills required in industry and should not be a prerequisite in the civil engineering technology curriculum. A review of literature reveals that basic mechanical drawing courses are not routinely integrated into civil engineering technology programs in the Colorado Community College System. The literature shows that the majority of programs in the community college system utilize computer aided drafting as the prerequisite. Alternatively, as a replacement, the author presents a hybrid mechanical drawing-computer aided drafting (CAD) curriculum that integrates scaling, geometric sketching, and spatial relationships. The curriculum is supported with the use of on-line lecture material and training modules.

Date of Award

Fall 2009

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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