2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Title: 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.ARCH.17

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.

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
DFTG 2380 Cooperative Education - Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General OR 3
+Elective Technical Elective (one course) (3)
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 4
Semester Total 7
Minimum Hours Required 18

+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.