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Computer Aided Drafting

Learn the art of Computer Aided Drafting for architecture and interior design at Arapahoe Community College.

Student using 3D Printer

Computers are increasingly becoming the de-facto tool in many career areas. If your area of interest uses computers for the purpose of designing architecture or interior designs, then you should consider one of our CAD-related certifications: Architecture or Interior Design. These certificates can be earned along with your Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Studies and Interior Design and will give your resume an extra boost when you enter the job market. Each certificate requires between 31-33 credit hours and many of the requirements cross over with courses needed for their AAS equivalents.

ACC Admissions
Admissions
admissions [at] arapahoe.edu
Michael Palamara
Director
Art and Design Center
michael.palamara [at] arapahoe.edu

What You'll Learn

Along with coursework from your area of specialization, you’ll be trained in computer aided drafting for 2D, 3D, and customized applications, AutoLISP programming, and introductory PC applications.

We offer training using five types of drafting software -- AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, SketchUp Pro, and SOLIDWORKS -- from basic skills to advanced levels, and our Computer Aided Drafting certifications to specialize in Architecture and Interior Design. 

CIP 150101 (ARCA)

The Computer Aided Drafting certificate prepares the students for advanced levels of computer aided design within industry, utilizing the latest hardware and software releases. The certificate may be completed within one year. This certificate prepares students to perform 2D and 3D design including customization and AutoLISP programming with their CAD system. Students may choose from an area of design concentration including architecture, mechanical design or interior design.

Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation online at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

CIP 150101 (INA)

The Computer Aided Drafting certificate prepares the students for advanced levels of computer aided design within industry, utilizing the latest hardware and software releases. The certificate may be completed within one year. This certificate prepares students to perform 2D and 3D design including customization and AutoLISP programming with their CAD system. Students may choose from an area of design concentration including architecture, mechanical design or interior design.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College

Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation online at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

ACC academic plans will help guide you through your chosen program. The academic plan will provide you with important information, like which semesters courses are offered if there are any prerequisites or co-requisites for courses, program outcomes, course sequence recommendations, notes for the program, graduation requirements, and other important information. These are updated annually, so we recommend downloading a copy of yours to keep on track to graduation.

Job Opportunities in Computer Aided Drafting