Certificate in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) - Architecture and Drafting

This Computer Aided Design (CAD) - Architecture and Drafting Certificate of Achievement provides a foundation for such majors as architecture, drafting and computer-generated imagery (CGI). The student will be prepared for entry level employment in computer-aided design as a CAD (computer-aided design) / draft person.

Strongly recommended preparation:
Beginning Computer Aided Design (CAD)3
or one year of high school drafting or industry drafting experience
Required courses:
ARCH 100Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design Foundations3
ARCH 110Introduction to Design Fundamentals and Communication4
ARCH 111Foundation Design4
DRAF 160Foundation Digital Design Tools - Intermediate Computer Aided Design (CAD)3
DRAF 161Advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD and Design Tools)3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Visual Communication2.5
Visual Communication2.5
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Portfolio Preparation3
Advanced Engineering Drawing3
Total Units22.5

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Computer Aided Design (CAD) – Architecture and Drafting Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Describe effective drafting techniques including graphic communication, orientation, and decision making.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use technology to prepare hand drawings, computer-aided drawings (CAD), and multimedia presentations.
  3. Demonstrate planning techniques and administration of document control for design and working drawings.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to estimate time, material, labor and equipment for design and working drawings.