Computer-Aided Design Operator/Drafting Certificate Level I: Architectural, Civil/Structural
- One year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Architectural Design Technology AAS Degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-North Harris and LSC-University Park
- Engineering Technology Departments
The architectural design technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as architectural design technologist. Courses within the program include technical design graphics applications, computer-aided design software, solid modeling design, statics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.
The architectural design technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 60 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students may specialize in Architectural Design Technology. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the computer aided design operator/drafting certificate. This certificate program includes 27-30 semester credit hours of required technical courses.
Graduates of the architectural design technology associate of applied science degree possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished construction documentation for production in the commercial and residential industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available to graduates.
This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Architectural Design Technology AAS Degree.
|First Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|DFTG 1305||Technical Drafting||3|
|DFTG 1309||Basic Computer-Aided Drafting||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|DFTG 2319||Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting||3|
|DFTG 2340||Solid Modeling & Design||3|
|Third Semester Courses||6 Credits|
|DFTG 1391-or-DFTG 2338-or-ENTC 2380||Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology2-or-Final Project - Advanced Drafting2-or-Co-op Engineering Technology Technician2||3|
|Computer-Aided Design (Architectural Civil/Structural Track) Operator/Drafting Certificate Program Total||27 Credits|
Median wage: $54,7601
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Design Technician2
- CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)2
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Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution. Most students are accepted once they have completed the admissions process.
Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.