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Programs of Study

Architectural Drafting & Design Technology

Program Objective
The Architectural Drafting & Design Technology program prepares students as entry-level technicians in computer-assisted drafting (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for residential and commercial construction. Students will work and learn in all areas of Architectural design and drafting. Instruction and hands on learning includes all phases of building design drafting, print reading, cost estimating, specifications writing and sustainability concepts.

Career Opportunities
Graduates work as designers, computer drafting technicians, construction estimators, architects’ representatives, engineering technicians, facility management technicians and field construction inspectors.

Typical employers in the architectural career field are residential, commercial, and industrial contractors and land developers; architectural design firms, civil design firms, and structural engineering companies; modular and mobile home builders; facilities management companies; real estate developers; and government design agencies.

Program Goals

  • Graduates will acquire the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level position in the design field.
  • Graduates will demonstrate professional behavior and ethics in order to meet the challenges of work within their field.
  • Graduates will acquire critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Students will acquire a foundation of education and skills for career advancement and lifelong learning.

Certification
American Drafting and Design Association International (ADDA)

Pregnancy Policy
It is the student’s choice whether or not to inform the Department Chairperson of a pregnancy. If a student chooses not to do so, no accommodations can be made regarding the student’s internship assignment or program of study. Students who choose to disclose their pregnancy should contact the Department Chair.

John DeAngelis, Department Chairperson
570-702-8936
jdeangelis@johnson.edu

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