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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog (2017 - 2018)

Architectural/Civil: CAD and Design Technology (A.A.S.)


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A.A.S. Degree

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in the Architectural/Civil: CAD and Design Technology Program prepares the graduate to work with professional architects and engineers in the design, drafting and layout of buildings, roads and utilities. This program uses Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) software to facilitate the design and drafting of buildings and building components to include architecture, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and site work including roads and utilities.

Career Opportunities

  • Junior Designer
  • CADD Technician
  • Survey CADD Technician
  • Architectural CADD Technician
  • CAD Operator
  • Take-off/Estimator
  • Structural Technician

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  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 effective co-worker and client relationships.

Obtaining the Degree

To earn the Associate of Applied Science degree, students must:

  • Matriculate into the program.
  • Satisfactorily complete all degree requirements, including General Education and Major Requirements.

Credit hours: 38


Recommended Sequence of Courses


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Minimum credits to earn A.A.S. degree: 61


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