Architectural CAD Drafting Certificate

Prepares students for entry-level careers in computer-aided drafting within the architectural field. Students will learn to create drawings and plans that show the technical details of an architectural structure from all angles.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 3

Estimated Cost: $3,947.36

Prerequisites: Student must be screened using CASAS assessment to meet eligibility requirements.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring quarters

CAD drafters use information provided by engineers, architects, and clients to develop technical drawings that visually present the project and included essential details.

This 3-quarter certificate is specifically developed to provide students with assistance in gaining the skills they will need to be successful in the industry. In addition to the technical courses listed below, this program offers a basic skills component to help prepare students for success. The certificate is a pathway to the Architectural Engineering Design associate degree program.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
ARC 121 Architectural Drafting & Design 5
ARC 141 Architectural Reporting 3
ARC 142 Architectural Reporting II 5
ARC 152 Construction Material Research 2
ARC 171 Drafting Technologies I 5
ARC 173 Drafting Technologies II 5
ARC 181CL Introduction to AutoCAD 5
ARC 253 Employment Research 2
ARC 281 Intermediate AutoCAD 5
ARC 283 Building Information Modeling 5
  Total Credits for Completion 42