Architectural Design Software Certificate (NEW)


The Architectural Design Software Certificate is designed for individuals seeking entry-level employment as a 2D/3D computer aided design/drafting technician or those looking to increase their computer design skills within the architectural, engineering and/or construction (AEC) industry. The certificate will provide the necessary training in computer-based architectural design to meet entry-level competencies for producing a wide range of construction documents in the AEC industry. Learners will receive hands-on training in various 2D and 3D computer aided design systems throughout their associated coursework. Courses in this certificate ladder into the Architectural Design & Technology Associate Degree program at NTC.

  • Develop 2D construction documents (plans, sections, details, etc.)
  • Create 3D models in a variety of software platforms
  • Prepare 3D project visualization documents
  • Develop Building Information Modeling (BIM) files/documents
  • Create 3D animations and videos of construction projects
  • Prepare framing diagrams and schedules 
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  • Familiarity with the residential and/or commercial building industry
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with construction documents (plans, specifications, schedules, details, sections, etc.)
  • Ability to concentrate on project details and follow industry standards
  • Familiarity with computer systems (general computer knowledge, Windows, etc.)
  • Good oral, written and team-oriented interpersonal skills