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Computer-Aided Design Operator/Drafting Certificate Level I: Architectural, Civil/Structuralcertificate


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First Semester Courses 12 Credits
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
CNBT 1311 Construction Materials and Methods 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1 Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
DFTG 2331 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling & Design 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting Residential 3
CNBT 1342 Building Codes and Inspections 3
Computer-Aided Design (Architectural Civil/Structural Track) Operator/Drafting Certificate Program Total 30 Credits

Earned credits from this certificate can be applied toward a Architectural Design Technology AAS Degree.


Program Details

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 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.


Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Tuition rates are based on residency. Get an estimate of your costs by using the Tuition & Fees chart. If you need assistance paying for college, financial aid is available in the form of book advances, grants, scholarships, loans, and more.

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