May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Location(s): Norwalk, Tunxis

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 catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of 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