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Architectural Drafting Technology
Program Coordinator: Mark Comeau - 860-215-9415
The architectural Design Technology Certificate Program is
designed to expand opportunities for those interested in the
drafting/design fields. The program serves those seeking entry-level
positions and those who plan on continuing studies at a university.
The program exposes students to the fundamentals of traditional
drafting and design and incorporates leading edge technology of
computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD). Graduates of the program will be
qualified to fill many diverse positions in the industry or transfer
to a baccalaureate or professional degree program. Positions may
include: design and production person under the supervision of a registered
architect, draftsperson for construction or development firms,
architectural representative for vendor sales and
draftsperson for facility planners.
Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM
(suggested 2 semester sequence)
|Course ID||Title of Course||Credits|
|ARC* K108||Building Materials||3|
|ARC* K135||Construction Graphics||1|
|ARC* K135L||Construction Graphics Lab||2|
|CAD* K106||Computer-Aided Drafting||1|
|CAD* K107||Computer-Aided Drafting Lab||2|
|__________||Directed Elective - see program coordinator||3|
|ART* K111°||Drawing I||3|
|ARC* K137°||Architectural Detailing||1|
|ARC* K137L°||Architectural Detailing Lab||2|
|CAD* K214°||Computer-Aided Drafting - Construction||1|
|CAD* K215°||Computer-Aided Drafting Lab - Construction||2|
° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.
Architectural Drafting Technology,
Graduates of the Architectural Design Technology program will:
demonstrate a mastery of the basic skill sets required for entry level in architectural drafting and design.
integrate a core curriculum with architectural design theory, technical background and practice elements in order to seek advanced professional degrees.
pursue expanded opportunities in the drafting and graphics fields for those with previous experience in allied areas.
demonstrate competence in the specific traditional and computer drafting skills required in today's architectural industry, consisting of conceptual, schematic, developmental and construction detail drawing.
demonstrate and apply skills necessary for visual thinking and graphic problem solving.
use and produce appropriate materials with industry standard software applications.
provide sufficient explanation of drafting and drawing components.
adopt a life-long learning and intellectual growth as an integral part of a career in architectural drafting technology due to ever-evolving components and systems.
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