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Architectural Technology Certificates

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Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) using AutoCAD software forms the core of the Certificate of Completion (CCL) program in Architectural Technology. This program is designed to provide the informational, attitudinal, and technical skills required for an entry-level position as a CAD operator in Architectural or Interior Design offices; Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering offices; Landscape Architects' offices or related fields.
Competency-based course work builds on residential and commercial plans developed in introductory courses progressing to a set of Architectural working drawings. Drafting courses are grouped and sequenced by specific drawing types. This allows detailed study and analysis of the theory, standards, and decision-making processes influencing the development of drawings as well as the interrelationships among various types of drawings in the finished set. Students will work individually and in teams in a professional environment and will develop drawings which incorporate typical design industry conventions and methods, code requirements, and local construction techniques. Lessons are real world based and are designed to teach responsible problem solving, building from one situation or set of conditions to the next as students create professional quality working drawings.