Architectural CAD Technology Certificate


The Architectural CAD Technology Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in the architectural field. Students may seek employment as a CAD drafter, CAD technician, 3D BIM modeler or renderer in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and interior design. This certificate requires a total of 27-32 units.

Required Courses (minimum 20-22 units):
ARCH 111 FIntroduction to Architecture3
ARCH 114 F Architectural Materials and Methods3
ARCH 124 FArchitectural CAD I3
ARCH 227 FInternship in Architecture2-4
ARCH 924 FArchitectural CAD II3
ARCH 934 FArchitectural CAD III3
BUS 180 FSmall Business Management3
Restricted Electives (7-10 units):7-10
Essentials of Argumentation4
International Building Code3
International Residential Code3
Total Units27-32

Outcome 1: Point out graphic principles/standards and conventions used in 2D/3D architectural design.

Outcome 2: Generate drawings using design tools and equipment of the profession.