Arapahoe Community College

2015-2016 Catalog

Architectural Drafting Certificate


CIP 150101 (DRA2)

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 your catalog for basic skills assessment required for this program.

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

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • An interview is usually held by the program chairperson with the prospective student to determine the student's interest and desire and to discuss the purpose of the program with the student.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

(25 credit hours)

AEC 110

Architectural Design and Modeling


AEC 116

Building Materials


AEC 204

Architectural Graphics


AEC 206

Applied Structural Analysis


CAD 101

Computer Aided Drafting I


CAD 102

Computer Aided Drafting II


CAD 201

Computer Aided Drafting/Custom


CAD 224

Revit® Architecture



(3-4 credit hours)

MAT 121 College Algebra: GT-MA1 (recommended), or MAT 122 College Trigonometry: GT-MA1, or ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1, or or ART GT course AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4 or CAD or AEC courses



28-29 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • 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.

"Information regarding occupations, completion rates, placement rates, program costs and median loan debt may be found at"

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