Are you a visual person with an interest in building construction and drafting? In this program, you develop skills to prepare technical drawings for both residential and commercial buildings using the latest computer-aided drafting (CAD) techniques.
Build your professional portfolio in the area of building-related drafting techniques, theory, and application. In the first year, you're introduced to drafting concepts through the study and application of manual drawing, sketching, and drafting techniques. You explore wood frame construction principles, as applied to residential-scale projects, and develop your computer-aided drafting skills, using AutoCAD. In the second year, you develop advanced 2D and 3D computer-aided drafting and presentation skills using AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Revit, with a focus on producing residential and commercial building drawings. Throughout the program, you also expand your knowledge of construction principles, environmental considerations in sustainable building design and construction, and the use of the National Building Code.