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Architectural Drafting Certificate - Academic Plan


Total Credits = 28-29

The Architectural Drafting Certificate provides the educational background and basic technical training necessary for the student to seek employment within one of the area architecture firms. Students will be prepared for a variety of entry level positions that include Draftsperson or Computer Aided Design Technician. Refer to the catalog for basic skills assessment required for this program.

Any student who has an interest and feels they can profit from the program may enroll.

Program Outcomes

  • Define and differentiate various building materials
  • Design architectural scale and digital models
  • Design digital graphics

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)

Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)

Year 1: Fall
Elective (3-4 Credits)

~Recommended Elective(s)~


  • *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Elective: Select one (1) course from MAT 1340 (recommended), MAT 1420, ENG 1021, GT course in Art/Humanities GT AH1- AH4, CAD course, or AEC course.
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising [at] arapahoe [dot] edu or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2023/2024 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate.