Architectural Drafting

Prepares students for employment as a design/production drafter in the field of Architecture.  A drafter will use computer-aided drafting (CAD) or 3D dimensional software (REVIT) to produce designs, working drawings, charts, forms, and records.  Coordinate structural, electrical, and mechanical designs and determine a method of presentation to graphically represent building plans.  Furthermore, follow building codes, by-laws, space and site requirements, and other technical documents and reports to determine their effect on architectural designs.

Learning Outcome(s):

  • Apply the principles of structural and building material applications.
  • Develop the software skills required for employment in the architecture industry.
  • Analyze, document, and draft construction drawings.



Associates Degree in Science (AS) / Certificate of Achievement (CA)

To earn a Certificate of Achievement in this program, simply complete program requirement courses and applicable electives listed below. To earn an Associate’s Degree in Science in this program, complete the program requirements and applicable electives below and the Associate Degree General Education requirements found here.
CoursesUnitsFace-to-Face at RBECOnlinePre-Req
Program Requirements
ARCH 105: Basic Architectural Drafting3.0Summer 2023
Select One
ARCH 135: Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction3.0
ARCH 295: Architectural Internship3.0Summer 2023May be taken up to 4 times for up to 16.0 total units
ID 150/ARCH 150: Beginning Computer Aided Drafting3.0Summer 2023
ARCH 200: Advanced Computer Aided Drafting3.0Recommended Preparation: ARCH 150
ARCH 202: Introduction to Revit Architecture3.0Fall 2023Fall 2023
Partially Online
ARCH 204: Advanced Revit3.0Spring 2023ARCH 202
Total Units18.0

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