|What is the Architectural Computer Aided Drafting program?
Computer Aided Drafting is the mastery of the computer software necessary to prepare drawings commonly used in the building industry. This program is an important component to any student who wants to work in an Architectural, Landscaping, Engineering or Interior Design office. The industry requires staff to be able to draw and interpret construction drawings as well as produce presentation drawings.
You will have the opportunity to study residential and commercial design. Included in these areas of study will be the preparation of construction documents, life safety and building codes, the electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning requirements of a building and their impact on Architectural construction projects. Exploring architecture, building materials and the methods of construction will add to your base of knowledge.
|What can I do with this course of study?
Because graduates of this program develop several skill sets, employment is possible in a variety of fields. Careers are available in Architecture, Architectural Landscaping, Architectural Interior Design, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and General Contracting. Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.
|What's special about program?
The classes offered include software programs used by most firms in this industry. These classes will also give the student an opportunity to enter the job market in two years. Classes in Architectural Illustration and computer-aided drafting will help you to develop a portfolio of work to present to prospective employers and a Practicum course will provide you hands-on experience in a professional office.