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A.S. Degree, Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

Major Code: DRAFT-AS
Former CIP: 1615020200

This program is designed to give students a broad-base of design and drafting skills that can be applied in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing.

Students may complete the following college credit certificate as part of the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design degree:

  • Building Construction Technology Technical Certificate
  • Computer-Aided Design Technical Certificate
  • Advanced Computer-Aided Design Certificate
Major Courses
AvailableARC1301Architectural Design I
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of building design and spatial analysis. Drafting skills and the concepts of graphic communication are introduced and developed. Lab fee required.
Not availableARC1313Architectural Design II
In this course students will do advanced problems in building design and spatial analysis. Advanced drafting and graphic communication skills will be developed. Preparation of construction documents and presentation drawings and techniques will be emphasized. Lab fee required.
Not availableEGS1111CThe course could not be found.
AvailableETD1320CComputer-Aided Design I
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required.
AvailableETD1340CComputer-Aided Design II
In this course students will learn advanced two- and three-dimensional drafting techniques. Menu and program modification will be emphasized along with improved speed and accuracy. Lab fee required.
Support Courses
AvailableBCN2230Construction Materials and Methods I
An introduction to the art of building, this course deals with whole systems of building: heavy timber framing, wood platform framing, masonry load bearing walls, structural steel framing, concrete framing and enclosures. The evolutionary development of the system, the properties of its major materials, the possibilities and limitations of the building method and the basis for choosing among systems is covered.
AvailableETD2390Computer-Aided Design III (Revit)
This course is a three-dimensional CAD course which introduces the student to Autodesk Revit Software. The student learns to work with architectural computer models rather than the basic geometric drawing approach. The Revit platform for building information modeling is a complete design and documentation solution which supports all phases of design, drawing production and schedule development for a given project. This software allows the student to work in various views of the parametric building model at the same time.
Not availableETD2391Computer-Aided Design IV (Advanced Revit)
This course is a three-dimensional CAD course which introduces the student to advanced concepts in Autodesk Revit Software. The student continues to learn how to draw and design in a three-dimensional architectural computer model format. Advanced concepts in three-dimensional modeling are introduced and implemented in class projects. This software allows the student to work in various views of the parametric building model at the same time. Each view may be opened separately and any changes that are made in one drawing are immediately updated in all other views. The Revit platform for building information modeling also allows the student to identify and produce a material list (automatically) for every item required for a particular design as the design develops and changes. This becomes an invaluable tool for the estimating and scheduling functions required by the contractor.
AvailableETD2731CMechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Design and Drafting
This course is a study of the drawing and design techniques related to the production of mechanical (HVAC), electrical and plumbing drawings. CAD and Revit software may be implemented in the production of these drawings. Lab fee required.
This course covers the theory and practice of surveying, use and care of instruments, instrument error, balancing and closing traverses, introduction to land and construction surveying. Lab fee required.
Electives 6
Technical Electives9
Choose 9 credits from the following list:
AvailableBCN1221Principles of Building Construction
This course offers insight into the principles and practices of commercial and industrial building construction using structural steel, timber and concrete. The course introduces the student to the systems, methods and equipment available and commonly used on construction projects - from site work through certificate of occupancy.
AvailableBCN2231Construction Materials and Methods II
An in-depth study of the techniques, structure, characteristics, analysis and application of modern construction and engineering materials with an emphasis on the processing, structure, properties and performance interrelationship. Students will gain an understanding of material science and use experimentation to discover applications and techniques of materials. An emphasis will be placed on high-performance materials within the built environment.
AvailableBCN2272Blueprint Reading
Blueprint Reading is a study of the principles involved in the use and interpretation of drawings and specifications commonly used in light construction. Topics include history of recorded drawings, architectural and structural details, materials, structural, mechanical and electrical systems and related building code requirements. Lab fee required.
AvailableBCN2721Construction Planning and Cost Control I
This course is an overview of several project scheduling methods for construction, including Gantt charts, logic, diagrams, critical path method, calendar day scheduling and project expediting. Lab fee required.
AvailableBCT1001Applied Mathematical Concepts for Design and Construction
This course provides the practical mathematical skills needed in the architectural, construction and associated subcontract professions. The course helps to convey basic mathematical concepts and their specific applications into the architecture and construction industry. The direct, practical approach emphasizes careful, complete explanations with actual on-the-job examples. This course will provide a summary/review of basic mathematical concepts: Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.
AvailableBCT2770Estimating Fundamentals
An overview of estimating. Topics include the analysis and determination of costs, the classification of materials, labor and subcontracted work into the smallest manageable units and the development of a simple estimate. Lab fee required.
AvailableEET1035CFundamentals of AC/DC Electricity
This is an introductory course in basic electricity intended for the engineering technology programs. It consists of the concepts, laws and definitions encountered in AC and DC electric circuits.
AvailableEGS1006Introduction to the Engineering Profession
This course will introduce the student to the role of the engineer as a creative design professional. Emphasis will be on understanding the creative process and the factors that influence it. The student will participate in engineering orientation and make case studies of selected engineering fields.
Not availableEGS1007The course could not be found.
Not availableETD2545CSite and Survey Drafting
This course covers the study and practice in the preparation of the reverses, contour and profile plans from field notes with emphasis on land development drafting, road layout, drainage, sanitary and water facility planning. Lab fee required.
This course will prepare the student for the field of Engineering Technology and/or related sciences. The course will focus on specialized practical knowledge related to the mathematical, scientific or technical aspects of mathematics, science and engineering. Fundamental principles of statics, co-planar and non-co-planar force systems including concurrent and non-concurrent forces will be covered. Additional focus will be placed on both friction and non-friction systems. Stress and strain evaluations on columns, beams, trusses and foundation systems will also be addressed.
Not availableGIS1040Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
This course will introduce the student to the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in spatial data exploration, map layout creation and data editing and analysis. This course is a fundamental-level course that assumes no prior knowledge of GIS. Topics covered will include the applications of GIS in various fields, the structure of the ArcGIS platform, the use of different tools to explore and modify spatial data and the analysis of spatial data to answer real world questions.
AvailableIND1100History of Architectural Design I
This course traces the application of art into the development of architecture, interiors and furniture design from ancient civilizations to the end of the 19th century. The student will develop the ability to recognize and use different period styles of architecture, interior and furniture in today's setting. Terminology of both architectural styles and furniture will be stressed. This course will introduce the historic preservation registration process and respective preservation application.
AvailableIND1404CTechnical Design I
This course is designed specifically for interior design students. It will aid the student in developing an understanding of basic principles with applications in the preparation of drawings, use and care of instruments and equipment, lettering, orthographic projections, sectional views, auxiliary views, detailing, lighting, plumbing and the use of schedules. Lab fee required.
AvailableIND1935CBuilding Barrier-Free Design
This course gives the design student an in-depth understanding of the building codes, life safety codes and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) act. Knowledge of these codes are vital to all aspects of the design process. Lectures will be combined with practical applications. Lab fee required.
AvailableIND2130History of Architectural Design II
This course is a survey of historic architectural interiors from the early American periods through contemporary architecture, interiors and furniture design. The influence of international schools of thought related to architecture, interiors and furniture design will be introduced. Current trends in interior furnishings and architecture will be examined.
AvailableMAC2233Concepts of Calculus
This course is a study of Differential and Integral Calculus of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications to business analysis. It is designed to provide the student of business and social sciences a course in applied calculus. This course is not intended for the student who is required to complete the calculus series.
AvailableSTA2023Statistical Methods I
This course introduces descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, two-sample inferences, correlation and regression and nonparametric tests. This course is a first course in statistical methods for those students entering a science or business-related field.
General Education Courses
AvailableENC1101English I
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher.
Humanities General Education course 3
Mathematics General Education course3
Science General Education course3
Social Science General Education course3
Total Credits:62
Note: Students should consult with Student Affairs advisors, counselors, specialists and catalog for prerequisite requirements.
Note: Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

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