2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Degree Plan: Architectural Drafting Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CADD.ARCH

This certificate program prepares a student to become certified as an entry-level CADD operator specializing in architectural drafting and design. Jobs performed would include the proficient use of the AutoCAD software in creating drawings to architectural specification and identifying construction methods and materials used in building design.



DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration 4


ARCE 1303 Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction 3
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting-Residential 4
+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 3


DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting-Commercial 4
DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting 4
Minimum Hours Required 32-33

+DFTG Courses Electives - must be selected from the following:

ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
DFTG 1493 Special Topics in Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1492 Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 3
DFTG 2330 Civil Drafting 3
DFTG 2445 Advanced Pipe Drafting 4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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