Program Description

The curriculum prepares students to be advanced users of three dimensional Computer-Aided Design - CAD and Building Information Modeling – BIM systems to solve building and construction design problems using the principles and standards of Sustainable Technology. A CAD Designer leads design activities with knowledge of sustainable production processes and industry standards. Job functions include interpreting building codes, LEED and current industry sustainability standards, formulas or data for engineering design, geometric problem solving, presentations of design reviews, and collaborating in design projects. This course of study prepares participants for successful completion of LEED accreditation at the Associates Level.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively using technical, graphical, oral and written formats.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate mastery of industry technical graphic standards, Computer-Aided Design, Building Information Modeling strategies and techniques, and rapid prototyping and sustainable technologies in the design and representation of architectural, engineering and construction systems
  3. Demonstrate appropriate mastery of industry technical graphical standards in the critical analysis of technical graphics and digital prototypes of architectural, engineering and construction systems or processes.
  4. Collaborate effectively in teams to produce comprehensive design technology solutions to architectural, engineering and construction systems and processes.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 13

Required Courses

Semester I

  • DT 017 – Building Construction Technical Graphics (3)
  • DT 110 – Sustainable Technologies (3)
  • DT 114 – Building Information Modeling Design (BIM Design) (4)
  • DT 118 – A/E/C Modeling (3)