Building Information Modeling Certificate

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Building Information Modeling technology supports the principles of design and engineering and how the industry has made a paradigm shift to sustainability in whole building design. Students develop skills in building computer-generated models that unify architecture, engineering, construction and sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

  • Clearly produce construction drawings using 2D and 3D CAD software.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze structural and environmental effects of a building on the surrounding community.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of building types.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of infrastructure; i.e. HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing.


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.

Building Information Modeling Certificate Prerequisites: none

Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement.


Program Requirements

Course Number

Certificate Requirements (19 credits)

Credit Hours


Basic BIM for Design & Construction



Intermediate BIM for Design & Construction



Advanced BIM for Design & Construction



Energy Analysis for BIM


Total Credits: 19 (excluding prerequisites)

Suggested 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 100

2nd quarter: TDR 101

3rd quarter: TDR 102

4th quarter: TDR 103


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

What are some potential job titles?

  • BIM Modeler
  • BIM Technician
  • BIM Project Coordinator

Wages, employment trends and pathways:

Program Contact:            
Stephen Simmons          
(206) 934-0085         

NSC Advising Office:                                                     
(206) 934-3658         

Program Website:

Effective beginning: Fall 2015
Building Information Modeling Certificate
798B / 15.1304

Engineering Graphics and Design Technology Department

Stephen Simmons
(206) 934-0085

Workforce Instruction Division

Division Contacts
(206) 934-3730
Mailing Address
NSC Workforce Instruction Division
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
Laura Hopkins

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