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  Nov 21, 2017
Academic Catalog (2017 - 2018)

Architectural Technology (Certificate)

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Program Description

The Architectural Technology Certificate prepares the graduate to work with professional architects and designers in the design, drafting and layout of buildings and building sites.  This program uses Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) software to facilitate the design and drawings of buildings and building components used in architectural designs.  Students will also learn about building materials and how to quantify materials used in a design.

Career Opportunities

  • Junior Designer
  • 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 architectural project.
  3. Identify architectural symbols, hatching and line work used in the creation of architectural plans.
  4. 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 and other building professionals and use interpersonal and team building skills for effective co-worker and client relationships.

Obtaining the Certificate

To earn the certificate, students must:

  • Matriculate into the program.
  • Satisfactorily complete all certificate requirements.

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