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Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design


Associate of Applied Science Degree


This program is intended for students pursuing careers in the Architectural CAD Drafting and Design Specialization, or by students preparing to transfer to university architectural programs.

Architectural CAD drafters work with architects and designers in the preparation of drawings necessary to build a structure. Study of construction techniques and materials, as well as building codes are important to the education of an architectural drafter. Some architectural drafters specialize in residential architecture (homes) while others may specialize in commercial architecture (buildings and apartments) while others may specialize in structural drafting (steel buildings, concrete structures).

Students who choose the Architectural Specialization career track are employed by organizations that offer services to the Architectural, Engineering, Construction, and/or Building industries. These may include working for an Architect, Professional Engineer, an MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) design firm or a civil engineering firm (design of subdivisions, roads, etc.). Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design faculty advisor before pursuing this degree program.

  Semester I Credit Hours
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I OR 3
    ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing
    Mathematics1 3
    DFTG 1405 Technical Drafting 4
  Semester II
  DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting -- Residential 4
  DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting 4
  DFTG 2430 Civil Drafting 4
  DFTG 1433 Mechanical Drafting 4
  Semester III
  DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 4
  ARCE 1452 Structural Drafting 4
  DFTG 2400 Intermediate Architectural Drafting - Residential 4
  Semester IV
  DFTG 1402 Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering 4
  Semester V
  +#  DFTG 1491 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 4
  DFTG 2474 Architectural Modeling 4
  TOTALS 63-67

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.
  2Select from CETT 1403, CETT 1425, CNBT 1411, DFTG 1429, DFTG 1433, DFTG 1445, DFTG 1458, DFTG 1470, DFTG 1475, DFTG 1494, DFTG 1495, DFTG 2402, DFTG 2405, DFTG 2413, DFTG 2419, DFTG 2421, DFTG 2427, DFTG 2428, DFTG 2432, DFTG 2433, DFTG 2436, DFTG 2440, DFTG 2449, DFTG 2473, DFTG 2475, DFTG 2476, DFTG 2478, ENGR 1201, GEOG 2470, ITSC 1307, MCHN 1419, SRVY 1301, WLDG 1437.