CAD and Design Technology (A.A.S.)

This program is temporarily suspended. It is tentatively scheduled to start up again in Fall 2019.
Over the last year, 40+ companies in our region have posted jobs for professionals in this field. As an architectural drafter, salaries start around $33,000 for entry-level positions. (Source: EMSI Career Coach)

Do you find yourself wondering how things are designed and built? Do you have an interest in architecture? If this is the case and you want to learn how to design such structures utilizing computers, then our Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Architectural/Civil: CAD and Design Technology would be a perfect fit for you.

Students in this program learn how to utilize computer technology to create drawings and other key graphical elements in an engineering design process. CADD (Computer-Aided Drafting & Design) software is taught to students, which is then utilized in the design and drafting of buildings and their components.

Our A.A.S. program teaches layout, modeling components, and more, preparing students to enter the job market as confident and highly skilled individuals. Graduates will feel confident knowing that their skills will be heavily utilized and sought after throughout engineering and architectural fields.

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Program Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of CAD and CADD software and its commands for the creation of drawings.
  2. Distinguish between different building components, views, plans, and details within a complete architecture project.
  3. Identify architectural and civil symbols, hatching, and line work used in the creation of architectural and civil plans.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to create civil site and utility plans with CADD software.
  5. Demonstrate strong communication, critical thinking, and team participation skills by describing how to relate drawing and design information to the public and contractors, communicate effectively with architects, engineers, and other building professionals, and use interpersonal and team building skills for an effective co-worker and client relationships.

Requirements & Course Sequence

All course requirements and the recommended sequence of courses for this program can be found through the College’s Online Academic Catalog. Click here to access the catalog for details on our A.A.S. of Architectural/Civil: CAD & Design Technology program.

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