Employment in the Architectural and Related Fields
The Executive Certificate in Architectural Drafting & Design Technology program prepares the student for employment in the architectural and related fields. Through drafting projects students will learn to prepare various architectural drawings of structures and equipment systems derived from layouts and sketches. Students will transform initial designs using computer aided drafting (CAD) into working architectural drawings adhering to the American Standards Institute (ANSI) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) drafting standards. Students may find employment as an architectural drafting technician, computer aided drafting technician, or as an engineering drafter. Complete in 12 months!
Graduates of the Certificate Architectural Drafting & Design Technology program will be trained to utilize fundamental and advanced two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD to produce architectural drawings and renderings; understand the mechanical, electrical and plumbing building systems; the construction materials and construction methods; prepare working architectural drawings utilizing AIA standards for a light commercial building including basement plans, floor plans, elevations, site plan, construction details, schedules and architectural systems; and apply two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD software to architectural design and drafting problems.
Architectural drafting; Civil drafting; Computer aided design; CAD Drafting Technicians, Operators or Specialists; Mechanical Engineering Assistants; Drafting Designers; Mechanical; Drafters or Tooling Drafters.