Computer Aided Design & Drafting


In year one, this hands-on course provides instruction in the use of the latest version of AutoCAD Drafting & Design software along with emphasis on orthographic projection, board drafting, basic drawing techniques, and industry accepted drafting standards and practices. The intent is to simulate actual working conditions as closely as possible. Students will produce and plot designs using state of the art equipment.


In year two, students will produce a working set of residential drawings suitable for building permit according to local building codes and the International Residential Code (IRC) for one and two family dwellings. This course relies on field trips to construction sites and Architectural firms, understanding how to do a site survey, and interviewing a client from the perspective of a residential home designer/drafter.

Students have access to the following software packages used in this program.

Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate includes:

  • AutoCAD®

  • AutoCAD® Architecture

  • AutoCAD® MEP

  • AutoCAD® Structural Detailing

  • Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler

  • Autodesk® Inventor®

  • Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage

  • Autodesk® Quantity Takeoff

  • Autodesk® Revit®*

  • Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional

  • Autodesk® Showcase®

  • Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer

  • Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design

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