2015-2016 College Catalog 
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2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architectural Drafting Technology Certificate

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Degree Code: J19

Certificate Program

Program Coordinator: Mark Comeau - 860-215-9415

The architectural Design Technology Certificate Program is designed to expand opportunities for those interested in the drafting/design fields. The program serves those seeking entry-level positions and those who plan on continuing studies at a university. The program exposes students to the fundamentals of traditional drafting and design and incorporates leading edge technology of computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD). Graduates of the program will be qualified to fill many diverse positions in the industry or transfer to a baccalaureate or professional degree program. Positions may include: design and production person under the supervision of a registered architect, draftsperson for construction or development firms, architectural representative for vendor sales and draftsperson for facility planners.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.

Architectural Drafting Technology Certificate Curriculum Requirements

(suggested 2 semester sequence)

Semester I

Total: 15

Total: 9


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 24

Architectural Drafting Technology, Certificate Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Architectural Design Technology program will:

  1. demonstrate a mastery of the basic skill sets required for entry level in architectural drafting and design.
  2. integrate a core curriculum with architectural design theory, technical background and practice elements in order to seek advanced professional degrees.
  3. pursue expanded opportunities in the drafting and graphics fields for those with previous experience in allied areas.
  4. demonstrate competence in the specific traditional and Associate Degree and Certificate Programs computer drafting skills required in today’s architectural industry, consisting of conceptual, schematic, developmental and construction detail drawing.
  5. demonstrate and apply skills necessary for visual thinking and graphic problem solving.
  6. use and produce appropriate materials with industry standard software applications.
  7. provide sufficient explanation of drafting and drawing components.
  8. adopt a life-long learning and intellectual growth as an integral part of a career in architectural drafting technology due to ever-evolving components and systems.

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