Architectural Drafting

 The Architectural Drafting program is designed to provide specialized learning experiences that emphasize graphics and related technical theory, and the use of the drafting laboratory to gather and translate data and specificationsThe Architectural Drafting program is designed to provide specialized learning experiences that emphasize graphics and related technical theory, and the use of the drafting laboratory to gather and translate data and specifications.  Instruction in Architectural Drafting is designed to provide experience in all aspects of this graphic language and teaches students how to express individual creative ideas and designs.

Students will focus on the planning, interpreting and preparing of: architectural, mechanical, civil, structural, plumbing, landscaping, map, welding, electrical, electronic, and other 2-D and 3-D technical drawings/sketches.  Instruction is designed to provide experience in all aspects of this graphic language and teaches students how to use it to express their individual creative ideas and designs.  Students begin their training by learning drafting principles and techniques, using traditional manual drafting boards and tools.  They then advance to the extensive use of techniques and technology utilized to prepare 2 dimensional Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) work and 3 dimensional Building Information and Modeling (BIM) drawings.

Qualify for employment in positions such as Blueprint Reader, Drafting Assistant, Drafting Detailer I & II, Architectural Drafter, Civil Drafter, Mechanical Drafter, and Structural Drafter.

Industry Certification & State Credential Exams: Completing students will be eligible to take the following:  ADDA Certified Mechanical Apprentice Drafter (AD), State of Florida Ready to Work Credential.

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and / or Advanced Credit: Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, students may be awarded up to 27 college credits by Broward College toward an A.S. Degree in Industrial Management Technology or, 3 credits toward an A.S. in Drafting and Design by other selected Florida Community Colleges after attaining the ADDA Apprentice Drafter (AD) certification.

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