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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2014-2015 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architectural Design and Drafting with CADD, A.A.S.

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.


Minimum - 67 credits

First Semester (18)

Third Semester (15)


1 Math electives recommended are: College Algebra (MATH 101) and Trigonometry and Functions (MATH 102) OR Calculus I and II (MATH 221, MATH 222) OR [Trigonometry and Functions (MATH 102) or Elementary Functions (MATH 108) and Calculus I (MATH 221)] may be substituted for Technical Mathematics I and II (MATH 117, MATH 118).

2 Engineering Physics I (PHYS 221) may be substituted for Physics I (PHYS 101).

3 Physical Wellness is highly recommended.

4 Must take 2 credits minimum for the Physical Education option.