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Architectural CAD Drafting Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 3 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Fall and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
Minimum Accuplacer reading/writing combined score of 245 or equivalent, or successful completion of ENG 091 and MAT 092. Computer skills are highly recommended prior to starting ARC courses.

Prepares students for entry-level careers in computer-aided drafting within the construction industry. 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.

The certificate is a pathway to the Architectural Engineering Design associate degree program.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
ARC 122Residential Drafting & Design I5
ARC 124Residential Drafting & Design II5
ARC 126Residential Drafting & Design III5
ARC 144Detailing and Light Construction5
ARC 151Construction Materials Research5
ARC 171Drafting Technologies I5
ARC 262Intro to 3D Modeling3
ARC 282Intro to Building Information Modeling5
ARC 182Introduction to CAD Drafting5
English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking5
General Psychology (or SOC& 101 or PSY 112)5
Any 100-Level Math Class5
COLL 102College Success for All3
 Technical Credits61

Residential Drafting & Design I

Item #
ARC 122
Total Credits
5

Overview of the design industry; construction procedures; codes, guidelines and standards; elements and principles of design; spatial concepts; and energy efficiency in design.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of ENG 091 and MAT 092, or instructor approval.
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Residential Drafting & Design II

Item #
ARC 124
Total Credits
5

Overview of construction specifications, residential floor plans, symbols and systems, electrical plans, plumbing plans, HVAC plans, and foundation systems and plans.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of ARC 122, ARC 171, and ARC 182, or instructor approval.
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Residential Drafting & Design III

Item #
ARC 126
Total Credits
5

Overview of specialized construction documents: exterior elevations; cabinet and interior elevations; building sections; wall details; stair plans, elevations and details; and fireplace elevations.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of ARC 124, or instructor approval.
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Detailing and Light Construction

Item #
ARC 144
Total Credits
5

Students will be introduced to concepts and common terminology used in light wood-framed construction. Students will produce standard details of structural design for residential applications, using CAD software.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of ARC 124, or instructor approval.
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Construction Materials Research

Item #
ARC 151
Total Credits
5

Students will investigate and research: materials, methods and trends in construction; the Construction Specification Institute’s (CSI) MasterFormat, SectionFormat, and PageFormat systems; and methods of specifying.  

Prerequisites
Successful completion of ARC 122, ARC 171, and ARC 182, or instructor approval.
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Drafting Technologies I

Item #
ARC 171
Total Credits
5

Basic manual drafting skills; architectural lines, text and layers; isometric drawings; orthographic and Multiview projections; and roof plan layout and components.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of ENG 091 and MAT 092, or instructor approval.
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Intro to 3D Modeling

Item #
ARC 262
Total Credits
3

A hands-on introduction to 3D modeling. This course walks students through the basics of the software. Develop a preliminary design model using massing. Learn about strategies and techniques to develop speed and efficiency in modeling and presentations.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of ARC 182, or instructor approval.
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Intro to Building Information Modeling

Item #
ARC 282
Total Credits
5

Use current industry-standard architectural 3D software application to produce three-dimensional building models and production drawings. Explores integration of building systems in a three-dimensional virtual environment.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of ARC 262, or instructor approval.
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Introduction to CAD Drafting

Item #
ARC 182
Total Credits
5

An introduction to CAD software. Students will learn to utilize the fundamentals of CAD software to produce basic architectural drawings.  

Prerequisites
Successful completion of ENG 091 and MAT 092, or instructor approval.
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English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking

Total Credits
5
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General Psychology (or SOC& 101 or PSY 112)

Total Credits
5
Students must take one of the courses below.
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Any 100-Level Math Class

Total Credits
5
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College Success for All

Item #
COLL 102
Total Credits
3

College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond.  This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to familiarize students with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers.  The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures.  This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with SALT component for financial planning. 

Prerequisites
None, but required for all students.
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