Architecture and Construction

Architectural Drafting

Are you interested in a career that combines design, digital technology, and math skills? Prepare for a career as an architectural drafter by learning hands-on skills and software applications to design residential and commercial construction projects.

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Drafting I

Use graphic tools and computer assisted design (CAD) skills and techniques to communicate ideas found in the areas of architecture, manufacturing, and engineering.

Drafting II - Architectural

Apply the principles and concepts of architectural design while using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D CAD software to design floor plans, foundation plans, wall sections, and elevation drawings.

Drafting III - Architectural

Apply advanced architectural design concepts and Building Information Modeling (BIM) along with 3D CAD tools and software such as REVIT to develop foundation plans, electrical plans, stair/railing design, bath and kitchen details, and multi-level floor systems for residential and small commercial buildings.

Get Certified

Autodesk Certified User AutoCAD

Demonstrate how to apply basic CAD principles and demonstrate your familiarity with relevant workflows, processes, and project objectives.

Autodesk Certified User Revit

Certification in Revit demonstrates entry-level knowledge using building information software for careers in architecture, interior design, and construction management.

Autodesk Certified Professional Revit

Demonstrate your in-depth Revit modeling and documentation abilities, and future-proof your career with a certification in Revit for architectural design.

Expand Your Journey

Found your passion? These courses relate to this career pathway and may align to your career and college goals. Find out which of these may be available at your school and consider adding them to your Course Plan in Xello

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Browse enhancement courses:

  • Adobe Visual Design I
  • Construction Core
  • Interior Design Fundamentals
  • Project Management I

Earn College Credit

Get a head start on your college education by taking advantage of dual credit opportunities. There are CTE courses that can articulate to the community college, meaning they will award college credit. Also, the Career & College Promise (CCP) program allows eligible high school students to enroll in community college classes.

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Articulated Credits

  • DFT-111 Technical Drafting I
  • DFT-111A Technical Drafting I Lab
  • DFT-115 Architectural Drafting
  • DFT-119 Basic CAD

Architecture and Construction

Careers focused on designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

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