The evening Architectural CAD certificate is designed for students employed full-time in architectural engineering or construction positions that require microcomputer knowledge. Courses include basic hands-on architectural drafting in residential construction and computer courses in different types of computer-aided drafting software from basic to advanced levels.
Opportunities for employment exist as junior technicians within architectural practices and engineering and contracting companies.
Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Architectural Technology associate degree program.
The Building Information Modeling Certificate presents coursework in civil/surveying CAD, architectural building information modeling, commercial construction technology and additional topics.
Architectural and Landscape Illustration Certificate presents instruction on digital architecture, architecture presentations, portfolio creation and LAR presentation techniques.
The Landscape Design certificate provides instruction on architectural CAD tools, plant materials, landscape architecture technology, construction, and other topics.
Classes cover the development of sites for various uses. Topics range from basic site engineering (grading, roadway development, etc.) to site analysis and design.
Courses cover general horticulture (plant anatomy, physiology, ecology, growing and maintenance), interior plantscaping, and the identification of both interior and exterior plants, about 300 plants in all (roughly 100 plants per class).