Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Architectural Drafting and Design Technology

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Associate of Science (270.1)

The Architectural Drafting & Design Technology program prepares the student for employment in the architectural and related fields. Through drafting projects students will learn to prepare various architectural drawings of structures and equipment systems derived from layouts and sketches. Students will transform initial designs using computer aided drafting (CAD) into working architectural drawings adhering to the American Standards Institute (ANSI) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) drafting standards.

Students may find employment as an architectural drafting technician, computer aided drafting technician, or as an engineering drafter. 

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Utilize fundamental and advanced two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD to produce architectural drawings and renderings.
  2. Explain mechanical, electrical and plumbing building systems.
  3. Describe construction materials and construction methods.
  4. Prepare a set of working architectural drawings utilizing AIA standards for a light commercial building including basement plans, floor plans, elevations, site plan, construction details, schedules and architectural systems.
  5. Apply two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD software to architectural design and drafting problems.

See the Checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 64 

First Semester

Course #         

Course Name

Credits

EDD-101

Engineering Drawing 1

3

EDD-120

Introduction to CAD

4

EGR-100

Engineering Seminar

1

MAT-114

Mathematics for the Technologies 1

4

 Social Science Elective

3

  

Total Credits

15

Second Semester

EDD-102

Engineering Drawing 2

3

EDD-121

CAD Applications

4

MAT-116

Mathematics for the Technologies 2          

4

MET-115

Architectural Systems Design

3

PHY-113 

Technical Physics 1

3

  

Total Credits

17

Third Semester

CET-201

Materials of Construction

4

EDD-141

Structural Drafting

3

EDD-230

Architectural Drafting

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

MET-150

Statics

4

  

Total Credits

18

Fourth Semester

EDD-245

Advanced Engineering Drawing

4

ENG-103

Technical Communications

3

MET-211

Strength of Materials

4

  

Humanities Elective

3

  

Total Credits

14

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