Architectural CADD

ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN DRAFTING

[make it 3D]

Wherever you are right now, take a look around you. Much of what you see began as a designer’s simplest sketch, brought to life in three dimensions. With Sullivan Tech’s Computer Aided Design Drafting degree program, you can become that designer, creating the plans and technical drawings for commercial and residential construction projects using the latest design drafting software.

[our grads do more than sketch]

Sullivan Tech’s Computer Aided Design Drafting program is more than just doodling in a sketch book. We teach students to create the plans and technical drawings for commercial and residential construction projects using the latest design drafting software. Because here at Sullivan Tech, we make it happen.

Make a Career Out of Architectural CADD as a:

  • Architectural drafter
  • Architectural detailer
  • Structural drafter
  • CADD operator
  • Design technologist
  • Estimator
  • Drafting supervisor
  • Project technician
  • Design technician
  • Field technician
  • Contractor

Curriculum

Overview

Sullivan Tech’s Architectural CADD program will build up your understanding of the principles of structural design and drafting techniques as you learn to master industry-standard software that will become the tools of your trade:

  • AutoCAD for 2D and 3D formats
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • Revit 4D Building Information Modeling

Using this professional design drafting software, you will develop structural blueprints and site plans for commercial buildings or private homes. Familiarity with this software in addition to the drafting skills you’ll cultivate at SCTD will prepare you to excel within the field of Architecture and Design, whether you’re interested in civil engineering, residential architecture, or commercial construction.

Programs

A.A.S. Architectural Computer Aided Design Drafting

Sullivan College of Technology & Design’s Architectural CADD degree program provides students with the following:

  • Personal Attention | This program offers small classes, with a comprehensive hands-on learning approach.
  • Accelerated Program | With SCTD’s quarter-based term schedule, we help you get your degree in less time.
  • Financial Planning | We’ll assist you in accessing any and all financial aid available to you.
  • Career Assistance | We’ll help you prepare for the career you want! Check out our Career Services for more information!
Courses
A.A.S. Course Work

Get an in-depth look at what you’ll be studying in pursuit of your Architectural CADD degree here at SCTD! This program combines subjects like math, physics, and drafting to provide you with a comprehensive understanding necessary for entering the workforce. Click on the course below for a short course synopsis, delivery information, and more.

Course Class Title Credit Hours
CCS100 College Success Strategies 4
CCS113 Basic Mathematics
4
DRF100 Basic Board Drafting
6
CCS117 Computer Fundamentals 4
CCS126 English 4
ARH140 Construction Estimating 3
DRF145 Advanced Drafting Techniques
3
DRF135 Computer Aided Drafting Design I
3
CCS123 College Mathematics
4
CCS147 Operating Systems 4
DRF165 Computer Aided Design Drafting II 3
CCS143 Algebra I 4
ARH160 Residential Design I
3
ARH165 Residential Design II
3
CCS153 Trigonometry and Geometry
4
CCS162 Physics I 4
DRF255 Computer Aided Drafting Design III
3
ARH170 Commerical Construction I
3
ARH173 Commercial Construction II
3
CCS163 Algebra II 4
CCS212 Physics II 4
DRF231 Statics 4
DRF271 Civil Drafting
3
DRF265 Computer Aided Design Drafting IV
3
DRF258 Strengths 4
CCS232 Physics III 4
CCS246 Professional Development
4
DRF251 Electrical Power Distribution 4
DRF285 BIM Applications 3
Total Credit Hours for Program 106

More

Are you looking for more information about the architectural design industry? Below you’ll find additional resources and organizations that are essential to industry professionals. Learn more about where your SCTD degree in Architectural CADD can take you!

http://www.acadia.org/ This organization is committed to the research and development of computer aides that enhance design creativity, rather than simply production, and that aim at contributing to the construction of humane physical environments.

The American Design Drafting Association is an international non-profit, professional membership and educational organization based in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The organization was conceived by a dedicated and enthusiastic group of oil and gas piping drafters who were involved in various phases of design drafting. This group consists of highly specialized industry drafters, educational instructors, piping designers and engineering personnel.

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Meet the Chair

Samuel Bland

Samuel Bland is the chairperson of the CADD department. He has an associate degree in Industrial/Electrical Engineering Design Drafting from University of Kentucky and a Bachelors in Theology from Pastoral Studies from Simmons College as well as a Masters in Theology from Pastoral Studies from Campbellsville University. He is a professional Member of American Design Drafting Association where he is a past Board Member and National Conference Coordinator. He has a National Institute Certification Engineering Technologist (NICET-Level 1) in Underground Utility Construction.

He also is the CEO/Owner of S.C.B., Inc., A Multidiscipline (Civil, Architectural, Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Landscape,) Professional Design Drafting Firm offering consulting in Residential/Commercial Research and Development. Various MBE certifications. Samuel is a Member of American Society of Training and Development, University of Louisville.

Samuel Bland is a former football player for the University of Kentucky (1981-1983) and has over 35 years of experience in the field from Board Drafting-CADD.

SCTD has a really hands-on approach in all facets of the CNA program. I honestly don’t think I would be in the job I am in if I did not have my degree.
– John Smith

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