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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 Learning Goals

Goal 1: Graduates will acquire the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level position in the design field.

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

    • Accurately draw architectural drawings
    • Interpret architectural drawings and sketches
    • Coordinate design skills to complete projects

Goal 2: Graduates will demonstrate professional behavior and ethics in order to meet the challenges of work within their field.

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

    • Work in a team environment
    • Be willing to learn new skills

Goal 3: Graduates will acquire critical thinking and decision making skills.

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

    • Make project decisions based on design skills, codes and ordinances
    • Organize and prioritize projects

American Drafting and Design Association International (ADDA)

John DeAngelis, Department Chairperson



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