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AutoCAD Foundations (Architectural), A.S. Certificate

Program Information

A.S. Certificate - Code 092700 - Catalog 2019/2020

Anindya Paul, Chair, 386-506-4155, Anindya.Paul@daytonaState.edu

Deborah Kirkland, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4158, Deborah.Kirkland@daytonaState.edu

Mina El Karmadi, Senior Staff Assistant 386-506-4154, Mina.Elkarmadi@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the AutoCAD Foundations (Architectural) program is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment as a drafter in architecture, building construction, land development or related fields. The program, which uses the latest technology and innovative teaching methods, also transitions into 2-yr or 4-yr degree opportunities.

Description:

The program provides a foundation in the use of AutoCAD for architecture and construction. The certificate includes instruction in architectural drawing and the use of AutoCAD software for 2D drafting, 3D modeling, and Architectural CAD. Students will earn AutoCAD User Certification. Program courses apply toward the Associate of Science degree in Drafting and Design.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills to generate architectural drawings which comply with American Institute of Architects (AIA) standards.

  2. Identify and use both drawing board tools and computer software procedures to produce drawings.

  3. Design virtual 2-D and 3-D models to solve problems associated with the use of interior and exterior space.

  4. Create presentations for communicating designs using appropriate digital rendering techniques.

  5. Demonstrate proficiency in industry-related computer applications by earning software certification.

  6. Evaluate digital sources using the Internet to find and compare existing conditions, designs, and solutions.

Financial Aid

The length of this program makes it ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

Financing Options: For more information on grants, loans and work programs available see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees*: $1,536

Access Fee: $16.80  ($1.12 per credit)
Assessment Fee: $34
Lab Fees: $75 - $105
Textbook Estimate: Consult college bookstore for approximate costs of textbooks. 

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

 

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Careers

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org. For additional career information, please see:  https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3011.00.  

Program Length: The typical length of this program is 2 semesters (30 weeks) for a full-time student. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2016-17) for this field at 77%.

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

BCN1251CArchitectural Drawing I and Lab

3

ETD2320CComputer Aided Drafting I (AutoCAD) and Lab

3

ETD2340CComputer Aided Drafting II (AutoCAD) and Lab

3

BCN1253CArchitectural Drawing II and Lab

3

Construction Elective

3

Construction Elective (3 Hrs) Choose One from List

IND1211History of Architecture & Interiors

3

BCN1210Materials and Processes

3

ETC2245Construction Methods

3

ETD2390CIntroduction to Revit Architecture and Lab

3

ETD2395CArchitectural CAD and Lab

3

BCN2049Sustainable Design & Construction

3

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

BCN1251CArchitectural Drawing I and Lab

3

ETD2320CComputer Aided Drafting I (AutoCAD) and Lab

3

2nd Semester

Construction Elective

3

ETD2340CComputer Aided Drafting II (AutoCAD) and Lab

3

BCN1253CArchitectural Drawing II and Lab

3

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 15