The Architectural Drafting & Design Technology program prepares the student for employment in the architectural and related fields. Through drafting projects students will learn to prepare various architectural drawings of structures and equipment systems derived from layouts and sketches. Students will transform initial designs using computer aided drafting (CAD) into working architectural drawings adhering to the American Standards Institute (ANSI) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) drafting standards.
Students may find employment as an architectural drafting technician, computer aided drafting technician, or as an engineering drafter.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Utilize fundamental and advanced two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD to produce architectural drawings and renderings.
Explain mechanical, electrical and plumbing building systems.
Describe construction materials and construction methods.
Prepare a set of working architectural drawings utilizing AIA standards for a light commercial building including basement plans, floor plans, elevations, site plan, construction details, schedules and architectural systems.
Apply two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD software to architectural design and drafting problems.
Articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to California University of PA and Clarion University. It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See www.ccac.edu/articulation for details.