This workforce education program trains students to pursue careers in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. The Architectural CAD curriculum emphasizes utilizing current industry technology including computer aided drafting (CAD), building information modeling (BIM), and three-dimensional modeling and rendering software applications such as AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, and 3ds Max.
At the completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree with an Architectural Specialization, students will be able to:
- Utilize CAD software to plan and prepare construction documents and technical graphics appropriate to the architecture and construction industries
- Operate AEC (Architecture/Engineering/Construction) software including Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Building Information Modeling (BIM), and 3D modeling applications
- Demonstrate knowledge of building systems and familiarity with building codes
- Utilize various architectural drawing types and determine their appropriate uses in architectural projects
Students are encouraged to meet with the A&E CAD Department’s Architectural coordinator, Erlene Clark, for program advising.
Architectural Degree Plan Specific Courses:
ARCH 1311 – Introduction to Architecture
ARCE 1452 – Structural Drafting
DFTG 2428 – Architectural Drafting – Commercial
DFTG 2431 – Adv. Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting (i.e. Intro to Building Information Modeling)
DFTG 2400 – Intermediate Architectural Drafting – Residential
DFTG 1402 – Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering