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Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Short-Term Certificate

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. Students complete 19 credits, resulting in a Building Information Modeling Certificate. Students can continue their education by moving into the Architectural Engineering Drafting AAS.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Short-Term Certificate Full Time: NA
Part Time: 4

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time Cost

Resident Non-Resident International
$2,348.02 $2,677.48 $6,041.05

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid: Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.
  • Evening: Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Introduces basic Building Information Management/Modeling (BIM) practices using Autodesk's Revit and Bentley's Microstation programs. Focuses on familiarization with BIM environment including drawing commands, efficiencies of CAD vs. BIM and integration of green analysis software with BIM software. Emphasis placed on developing production skills.

TDR 100 5.0

Covers drafting techniques for structural design using BIM with Autodesk's Revit Structure. Work with beam, column, structural details, schedules and analysis of all structural members. Lab. Prereq: TDR 100 or permission.

TDR 101 5.0

Focus on whole commercial building creation, including details, construction drawings, building management and plotting as they relate to construction, design and sustainable applications. Focuses on Revit Architecture, MEP and Structure. Computer Lab Fee. Prereq: TDR 101 or instructor permission.

TDR 102 5.0

Continuation of TDR 102. Focuses on building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Building for Environmental Economic Stability (BEES), building envelope considerations, achievable green performance and use of green analysis software. Prerequisite: TDR 100, 101 and 102 or instructor permission.

TDR 103 4.0