Skills Certificate, Architectural Drafting

Program Description

This skills certificate 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).

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

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
 Semester Total6
3rd semester
AAD 280 Fundamentals of Architecture Design I 3
AAD 223 Graphic Software for Arch, Const, Dsgnr, Planners 3
 Semester Total6
 Total Units24

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
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 Units24
  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.