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Architectural Drafting and Technology AS Degree


The Architectural Drafting program is designed to prepare students for careers in industry as drafters or related occupations, and/or transfer to a four or five-year Architecture program.

Architectural Drafting technicians are in short supply, affording many employment opportunities for qualified individuals. The program provides students with entry-level skills and knowledge in the fields of computer and architectural drafting including techniques such as clarity, line weight expression and accuracy.  Competencies include knowledge and skills for preparing CAD/BIM generated 2-D drawings and 3-D models, current practices in construction technology, and fundamental architectural design and space planning skills.   Students should consult with the department chair and a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admissions and transfer requirements.
 
- 2 Year Roadmap - AS Degree Architectural Drafting
- 2 1/4 Year Summer Start Roadmap - AS Degree Architectural Drafting

Degree Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core knowledge and skills required for employment in architectural computer-aided drafting.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 38


ARCHT-110
Architectural Drafting | 3 units
ARCHT-120
Design I - Elements of Architectural Design | 3 units
ARCHT-140
Materials and Methods of Construction | 3 units
ARCHT-160
2-D CAD for Architecture and Interior Design | 3 units
ARCHT-180
Codes and Zoning Regulations | 3 units
ARCHT-190
Design II - Space Planning | 3 units
ARCHT 200A
Sustainable Development and Environmental Design
3 units | UC:CSU 54 hours lecture
ARCHT 270
Advanced 3-D Cad and Building Information Modeling (BIM)
3 units | CSU 36 hours lecture, 54 hours lab

Plus a minimum of fifteen (15) units from the following courses:

ARCHT-200B
Design III - Environmental Design Lab | 3 units
OR
ARCHT-220
Advanced 2-D CAD for Architecture and Interior Design | 3 units
OR
ARCHT-240
Architectural Design Portfolio | 3 units
OR
ARCHT-280
Design IV - Advanced Design | 3 units
OR
ARCHT-290
Advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) | 3 units
OR
ID-114
Architecture and Interiors History Antiquity - Classical Revival | 3 units
OR
ID-115
Architecture and Interiors History: Classical Revival - Post Modern | 3 units

Architecture student working on project. photo © Robin Spurs

Architecture student at computer. photo © Robin Spurs


Architecture student working on project. photo © Robin Spurs