Architectural CADD Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree

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 University’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.

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

Sullivan’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 the College of Technology and Design will prepare you to excel within the field of Architecture and Design, whether you’re interested in civil engineering, residential architecture, or commercial construction.


A.A.S. Architectural Computer Aided Design Drafting

Sullivan University’s degree program provides students with the following:

  • Personal Attention | This program offers small classes, with a comprehensive hands-on learning approach.
  • Accelerated Program | With Sullivan’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!
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 Sullivan! 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
ARH 140 Construction Estimating 3
ARH 160 Residential Design I 3
ARH 165 Residential Design II 3
ARH 170 Commercial Construction I 3
ARH 173 Commercial Construction II 3
CSC 118 Computer Applications I 4
DRF 105 Basic Board Drafting 6
DRF 135 Computer Aided Design Drafting I 3
DRF 145 Advanced Drafting Techniques 3
DRF 165 Computer Aided Design Drafting II 3
DRF 231 231 Statics 4
DRF 251 Electrical Power Distribution 4
DRF 255 Computer Aided Design Drafting III 3
DRF 258 Strengths 4
DRF 265 Computer Aided Design Drafting IV 3
DRF 271 Civil Drafting 3
DRF 285 Building Information Modeling Applications 3
ENG 101 Composition I 4
FYE 101 Information Literacy 4
MTH 113 Mathematical Concepts 4
MTH 123 Advanced Mathematics 4
MTH 243 Applied Algebra 4
MTH 253 Analytical Geometry and Trigonometry 4
MTH 263 Advanced Algebra 4
NET 147 Operating Systems 4
PHY 162 Physics I 4
PHY 212 Physics II 4
PHY 232 Physics III 4
Credit Hours 102
General Studies Elective (4 Additional Credit Hours) 4
Students must choose one additional General Education class from the Social/Behavioral Science category. This class is in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program. See the Table of Contents to find the complete list of General Education classes and minimum requirements.
Total Credit Hours  106


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 Sullivan degree in Architectural CADD can take you! 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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