Prepares students for entry-level careers in computer-aided drafting within the architectural field. Students will learn to create drawings and plans that show the technical details of an architectural structure from all angles.
CAD drafters use information provided by engineers, architects and clients to develop technical drawings that visually present the project and included essential details.
In addition to the technical courses listed below, the Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) section of this program offers a basic-skills component to help prepare students for success. The certificate is a pathway to the Architectural Engineering Design associate degree program.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|ARC 121||Architectural Drafting & Design||5|
|ARC 141||Architectural Reporting I||3|
|ARC 142||Architectural Reporting II||5|
|ARC 152||Construction Materials Research I||2|
|ARC 171||Drafting Technologies I||5|
|ARC 173||Drafting Technologies II||5|
|ARC 181CL||Introduction to AutoCAD||5|
|ARC 253||Employment Research||2|
|ARC 281||Intermediate AutoCAD||5|
|ARC 283||Building Information Modeling||5|
Overview of floor plans, line types, and line weights; introduction to media, computer-aided drafting, codes, basic design concepts, and presentation drawings and techniques.
Includes investigation, research, and report preparation on materials, methods, and trends in construction.
Includes investigation, research, diagrams, and report preparation on basic framing systems in house construction.
Requires research of manufacturer and supplier information, and assembly of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) materials Divisions 1 through 14.
Basic manual drafting skills, orthographics, isometrics, and roof plans for basic design and construction necessary for residential design.
Basic drafting skills for civil engineering and profiles for subdivisions. Includes basic design drawings necessary for residential design, and also includes printing completed drawings on industry-standard hardware.
Use Windows-based AutoCAD applications to produce basic design and production drawings and details, and to save and print drawings on industry-standard hardware.
Basic job-seeking skill activities, including résumé preparation, employer contacts, presentation activities, and employment opportunities.
Use Windows-based AutoCAD applications to produce intermediate design and production drawings and details and save and print drawings on industry-standard hardware.
Use Windows-based Revit applications to produce three-dimensional building models and production drawings. Explores integration of building systems in a three-dimensional virtual environment.