Jun 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

Technology Studies: Architectural CAD Certificate (CADA-CC-COT)

Location(s): Norwalk, Tunxis

DRAFT CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this draft catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this draft catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • This catalog is a draft to be finalized in the Spring of 2023. The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Architectural Computer-Aided Design (CAD) certificate program provides students with career-based training in architectural design using computer-aided drafting/design technology. To provide the necessary technical base, the program also includes architectural blueprint reading. Basic training in computer technology is included to prepare students for the two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and solid-modeling computer-aided design technology in the program. CAD technology in the core of the certificate program is comprised of 2D AutoCAD®, REVIT® solid modeling, and rendering technology.  

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Read and analyze building blueprints including floor, mechanical, and electrical plans 
  • Annotate construction documents according to currently acceptable standards 
  • Exhibit competency in turning the engineering concept drawings into CAD models. 
  • Exhibit competency in two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and solid-modeling skills as applied to complex computer-aided design technology. 
  • Render three-dimensional models for aesthetic representation 
  • Cite and identify technical drafting practices, procedures, and processes according to current ANSI/ISO standards 
  • Use currently available object-based CAD technology for design and documentation of architectural models 
  • Create mass models from architectural sketches