Architectural CAD Drafting Certificate

CIP Code

15.0101

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 include essential details.

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

Program Length

This three-quarter certificate is specifically developed to provide students with assistance in gaining the skills they will need to be successful in the industry.

Admission Dates

Fall and spring quarters.

Program Outcomes

• Create drawings with the latest computer aided drafting (CAD) software, such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and SketchUp.

• Create a complete set of construction documents that satisfy permitting requirements for a single family home.

• Research products used within the construction industry to ensure project quality control.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of ENG 091 and MAT 092.

Computer skills are highly recommended prior to starting ARC courses.

Program Course List

ARC 120Residential Drafting & Design I

4

ARC 124Residential Drafting & Design II

5

ARC 126Residential Drafting & Design III

5

ARC 146Detailing and Light Construction

4

ARC 150Construction Materials Research

4

ARC 171Drafting Technologies I

5

ARC 175Civil Engineering

4

ARC 183CLIntroduction to CAD Drafting

4

ARC 262Intro to 3D Modeling

3

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:41