Certificate of Achievement, Architectural Drafting

Program Description

This Certificate of Achievement is designed to enhance the student's abilities in relevant industry-standard design theories, drafting skills, and to prepare them for certification by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)  

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
AAD 180 Design Foundation I 3
AAD 181 Design Foundation I Discussion 3
AAD 125 Construction Drawings and Detailing 3
CONS 120 Print Reading and Specification 3
 Semester Total12
2nd semester
AAD 282 Fundamentals of Architecture Design II 3
AAD 265 Computer Applications in Architecture I 3
Mathematics 4 3
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition Enhanced
or Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
 Semester Total12
3rd semester
AAD 280 Fundamentals of Architecture Design I 3
AAD 223 Graphic Software for Arch, Const, Dsgnr, Planners 3
AAD 100 Introduction to Architectural Design 3
 Semester Total9
 Total Units33

See Program Requirements and Recommendations. 

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the Certificate of Achievement.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
ENG 101Composition I3
or ENG 100 Composition Enhanced
or ENG 113 Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
Math for Technicians 1
Pre-Calculus I
3 credits of embedded Human Relations satisfied through AAD 180 & AAD 181
Program Requirements
AAD 100Introduction to Architectural Design3
AAD 125Construction Drawings and Detailing3
AAD 180Design Foundation I3
AAD 181Design Foundation I Discussion3
CONS 120Print Reading and Specification3
AAD 280Fundamentals of Architecture Design I3
AAD 223Graphic Software for Arch, Const, Dsgnr, Planners3
AAD 282Fundamentals of Architecture Design II3
AAD 265Computer Applications in Architecture I3
Total Units33

This course satisfies the Math requirement for the AAS Construction and Design Degree, Residential Design Emphasis. 


This course satisfies the Math requirement for the AAS Construction and Design Degree, Architecture Emphasis. 


Satisfied through program requirements. 

  1. Students will recall and identify fundamental design theories.
  2. Students will create and produce salient design solutions.
  3. Students will justify individual design solutions.