AST Architectural Drafting

1,744 hours, 4 terms, 16 months
Maximum class size: 15
 
The Associate in Specialized Technology Architectural Drafting program offers comprehensive coverage of design drafting for the construction industry. The program presents a detailed study of construction practices and building technology plus the technical capacity to reason, plan and design in terms of sound engineering methods, modern materials, and cost factors. AST Architectural Drafting is a Program of Study participant.

General Entrance Requirements

High school diploma, GED certificate or a high school transcript indicating graduation is required prior to addmission.

Instructional Equipment

Instructional equipment includes, but is not limited to, computer-aided drafting and design systems, white print machines and drafting machines.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified for entry-level positions as architectural drafters, cost estimators, representatives for builders and architects, Computer Aided Design and Drafting, or CADD, operators and structural detailers.

Term I

Course Code
Course Description
Credits
MA-100
Vocational Mathematics
3
MA-101
Pre-Algebra
3
RS-09
Personal Success Skills
2
CD-100
Basic CADD I
2
AD-110
Fundamentals of Drafting
2
AD-111
Orthographic Views/Dimensioning
4
AD-112
Pictorial Drawings/Auxiliary Views & Sections
2
Term Total: 18

Term II

Term III

Course Code  
Course Description
Credits
MA-301
Technical Mathematics I
3
ADR-17
Strength of Materials
3
CD-300
CADD III
3
AD-210
Residential Design Theory & Floor Plans
3
AD-211
Residential Elevations/Sections/Details
4
RS-04
English Composition
3
Term Total: 19

Term IV

Course Code
Course Description  
Credits
MA-401
Technical Mathematics II
3
*** 
Elective
2
CD-400
CADD IV
3
AD-410
Commercial Plans/Elevations/Sections/Details
3
AD-412
Structural Design and Estimating
3
AD-212
Perspective Drawings
1
Term Total: 15
Program Total: 70
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