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The Architectural Technology –CADD degree includes the core group of architecture courses as well as courses designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the workplace as a drafter.

For more information about Architecture, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: ARCH.AAS.CADD

Program Requirements
ARCH 1100Introduction to Architecture3
ARCH 1101Basic Architectural Drafting3
ARCH 1111Building Materials4
ARCH 1121Architectural Design Communication4
ARCH 1131Introduction to Architectural Design4
ARCH 1211Basic Computer-Aided Drafting-AutoCAD3
ARCH 1411Introduction to BIM-Revit3
ARCH 2102Detailing and Construction Documents4
ARCH 2210Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumb Systems3
ARCH 2220Architectural Computer Modeling2
ARCH 2230Structural Systems3
ARCH 2240Codes, Specifications and Contracts3
ENGLI 1101English Composition I3
MATH 1431Precalculus I5
PHYSI 1201General Physics I5
Program Electives
Select six credits from the following: 16
Advanced BIM-Revit
Construction Estimating
Construction Scheduling
BIM Management-Revit
Experimental/Pilot Class
General Education
Select nine credits 19
Total Credits67

In addition to the courses listed above.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ARCH 1100 Introduction to Architecture 3
ARCH 1121 Architectural Design Communication 1 4
ARCH 1211 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting-AutoCAD 3
ARCH 1101 Basic Architectural Drafting 3
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
Second Semester
ARCH 1131 Introduction to Architectural Design 4
ARCH 1111 Building Materials 2 4
ARCH 1411 Introduction to BIM-Revit 3
ARCH 2220 Architectural Computer Modeling 2
Gen Ed 3
Third Semester
ARCH 2102 Detailing and Construction Documents 4
ARCH 2210 Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumb Systems 3
ARCH 2230 Structural Systems 3
MATH 1431 Precalculus I 5
Gen Ed 3
Fourth Semester
ARCH 2240 Codes, Specifications and Contracts 3
PHYSI 1201 General Physics I 5
Program Elective 3
Program Elective 3
Gen Ed 3
 Total Credits67

ARCH 1121 Architectural Design Communication requires background in drafting, either HS course or work experience.


ARCH 1111 Building Materials is a prerequisite for advanced courses and requires a grade of C or better.

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.