Architecture Engineering Drafting Certificate
Description
View printer-friendly version The Architectural Engineering Drafting Certificate prepares students for the growing number of entry-level jobs in engineering, construction and architectural firms. Our laboratory is equipped with industry-standard Computer-Aided Design (CAD) systems to provide state-of-the-art graphics training. Coursework includes instruction and hands-on training in: computer and conventional drafting, construction materials and processes, basic engineering mechanics, and architectural cost estimating.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of construction materials and methods as well as their building systems.
  • Utilize building codes and standards appropriately in the design environment.
  • Perform data management and communicate ideas clearly.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce accurate as-built drawings from measurements.
  • Clearly produce construction drawings using 2D CAD software.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze structural effects of a building on the surrounding community.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of building types.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of infrastructure; i.e. HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing.
Prerequisites
Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior coursework. Coursework earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this certificate with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information. Architecture Engineering Drafting Certificate Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL97/ENGL98 or higher, placement into MATH084 or higher, and completion of BUS169 or coruse(IT 101). Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement.
Curriculum

Program Requirements

Course Number

General  Education/Related Instruction Requirements (15 credits)

Credit Hours

EET109* or 
MATH102*

Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis or 
College Algebra

5

BUS236

Interpersonal Communications for the Workplace

5

ENGL&101*

Composition

5

Course Number

Certificate Requirements (34 credits)

Credit Hours

TDR113

Basic Drafting

5

TDR124

Materials and Methods of Construction

5

TDR134

Systems in Buildings

5

TDR144

Design and Construction Environments

5

TDR111

Basic CAD Drafting for Construction and Design

5

TDR112

Intermediate CAD Drafting for Construction and Design

5

TDR176

Advanced AutoCAD for Architectural Engineering Drafting

4

Total Credits
49
Total Credits -- Minimum
49.00
Sequence
This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, Summer Quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program. 1st quarter: TDR 124, TDR 113, TDR 111 2nd quarter: TDR 134, TDR 112 3rd quarter: TDR 144, TDR 176 Any quarter: BUS 236, EET 109 or MATH 102, ENGL&101
Notes

What skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • CAD Technician
  • CAD Specialist I, II & III
  • CAD Designer

Wages, employment trends and pathways:

Program Contact:             
Stephen Simmons           
(206) 934-0085                   
stephen.simmons@seattlecolleges.edu

NSC Advising Office:                                                      
(206) 934-3658                  
resources.northseattle.edu/advising

Program Website:         
resources.northseattle.edu/programs/engineering-graphics-design-tech

Effective beginning: Fall 2015 
Architecure Engineering Drafting Certificate
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