Architectural Design and Drafting with CADD (304)
Associate in Applied Science Degree
This program provides state-of-the-art instruction in architectural design, drawing, drafting, and rendering both by hand and on the computer. The latest computer software is used, including 3D modeling and rendering in color. The first year focuses on residential design projects and graphics skills while the second year focuses on the design of larger commercial and institutional projects. Study of historic structures, construction methods and materials, structural design, and environmental systems are covered in the curriculum. Typical employment opportunities are as architectural drafters, renderers, design interns, or as construction technicians. Graduates may be able to continue their education in architecture, receiving degrees from accredited colleges and universities and may be given credits for courses in this program.
NOTE: Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled for the fall; second/fourth semester courses will be scheduled for the spring. The student is encouraged to use the curriculum planner to keep track of courses taken and those still needed. In some cases, one or more courses may be taken in a different order than indicated on the planner. However, individual course prerequisites must be observed.
Prerequisites/Corequisites – Some courses require another course be taken beforehand or at the same time. To check if a course has a prerequisite or corequisite, see the course description.