Drafting and Design Student and Professor Projects

The DCC Drafting and Design department works on a variety of projects for the community and for DCC. Here are some of our most successful projects.

DCC Virtual Campus Tour (Click Here!)

The drafting department began development of an online tour of our campus in 2009. Students worked to create a few buildings each summer semester and we finished the last building in the Summer of 2012. This project was started by Elizabeth Manzanares, and, thanks to several other students, you can now walk the campus from your computer.


(Install the Cortona Viewer at the link below)



Outstanding Students and their Projects

Drafting & Design  and Applied Engineering students shine again at Danville's Cardboard Challenge (2014)

This year we took five awards in the cardboard challenge. 1.Most Functional  2. Best River Theme  3. Tallest  4. Fan Favorite  5. Best in Show. The result was a $1,700.00 donation to help build the next Habitat for Humanity house.



air cannon




flag pole


Drafting & Design and Applied Engineering students take BEST IN SHOW at Danville's Cardboard Challenge (2013)

A team of drafting and engineering students built a functioning "Flintstonemobile" to compete in Danville's first cardboard challenge. Click here for the full article.



Students in these programs are also working in a variety of ways to assist with the next Habitat for Humanity build. We have held a fundraiser at Lowes and collected enough money to purchase all the 2 x 4's needed to build all the interior and exterior walls. The student in the picture below, Thomas Conner, has drawn the plans for the Habitat house for which the program is raising money.

2 x 4 fundraiser



Jacob Hancock created this model of an apartment complex made out of storage containers. Click here to tour.



Drafting and Design student takes third place in Bus Stop Design Challenge

Drafting and Design students work on a variety of projects for local business, industry, and the city of Danville. Want to see what our students have been doing outside of class?



Jessica Moran - designed and drew a bathhouse for Camp Selah Ministries in Sutherlin, VA after theirs was destroyed by a fire. Her design is on the camp web site.


Jessica also took third place in a bus stop design contest. She competed against professional draftsmen and engineers to develop a music themed bus stop.




Current students, not to be outdone by last year's class, create a smaller but effective trebuchet. Several cantaloupes were destroyed while testing the apparatus.

trebuchet          trebuchet

Trebuchet Movie - Youtube


This was the first year our students decided to move up from a small model and make a real trebuchet. Watermelons were pitched over 200 yards!

Trebuchet        Trebuchet        Trebuchet Movie           Trebuchet movie on Youtube


Corn Maize

Sean Davis (student) and professor Huffman worked together to help the Owen Farm create their first corn maize on their Dry Fork, VA farm. The Owen Farm now hosts DCC's annual Halloween party held in October.

Corn Maize  

House Design - Jim Adkins - Instructor of Engineering (Tour this house online.

 (Install the Cortona Viewer first.)


 Jim is a regional trainer for Chief Architect and has designed several houses in Chief Architect that have been built. He has also created a model of the DCC Daycare Center.

DCC Daycare Center        Brick House   


House Design - Robert Huffman - Professor of Drafting and Design (Tour this house online. Install the Cortona viewer first.)

Rob Huffman has drawn the four Habitat for Humanity homes built in Danville and Pittsylvania County. He has passed this job onto eager students in the Residential Design Program.

Habitat home

Click here to check out Rob Huffman's first habitat house design.


Jody Bussell, a 2015 graduate, created a walkthrough on his house design.

Click here to check out Jody's house.



DCC's Student Center

DCC began construction of a new student center in 2009. The drawing of the student center was drawn in Google Sketchup by an architectural firm. The animation was created by Professor Huffman so students and faculty could see the building before construction begins. You can now visit our student center virtually and in person!

DCC student center

For further information, please contact:
Robert Huffman - Professor of Drafting and Design

Work - 434-797-8548





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