Award Type: Certificate of Accomplishment
A certificate in architectural drafting prepares students to articulate into a professional program at a four-year institution, which offers a baccalaureate degree or equips students for an entry-level position in the building industry such as drafter, inspector, or materials technician.
The graduate of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Architectural Drafting will:
- Develop graphic communication skills including orthographic, paraline, and mechanical perspectives with shades and shadows.
- Create three dimensional representations using both electronic and manual methods.
- Produce a complete set of residential plans that may be submitted for plan check approval.
- Develop familiarity with components, materials, types, and methods of building construction; terminology as applied to codes, foundations, concrete, light frame wood, heavy timber, soils, and the structural elements.
- Develop the ability to use computer-aided design software to generate three-dimensional models and design presentations.
- Become familiar with the latest building code requirements and be able to make job site judgments based on the code.
A total of 17 units is required for the certificate.
Required core courses (17) units):
|Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|ARCH 111||Architectural Graphics & Design I||3.0|
|ARCH 112||Architectural Graphics & Design II||3.0|
|ARCH 121||Architectural Drawing 1||4.0|
|ARCH 122||Architectural Drawing 2||4.0|
|ARCH 131||Building Construction Materials and Methods||3.0|