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2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Title: Advanced Architectural Drafting Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only


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

Degree Plan Code: C1.CADD.ADV.ARCH

This certificate program prepares a student to become a certified Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator specializing in architectural drafting and design within the construction industry. Skills developed include creating drawings using AutoCAD and Revit for residential and commercial applications. Additionally, students will be proficient in Revit Family Creation as well as industry specific topics in structural and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) design.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting - Residential 4
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer - Aided Drafting 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
+Elective Technical Elective (one course) 3
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 4
Semester Total 7
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 2380 Cooperative Education - Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General OR 3
+Elective Technical Elective (one course) (3)
DFTG 1492 Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting 4
Semester Total 11
Minimum Hours Required 29

+Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1330 Civil Drafting 1 3
DFTG 1391 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 3
DFTG 2300 Intermediate Architectural Drafting - Residential 3
DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 3
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 3

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.