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TCC Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)

Architectural Drafting and Design Technology Program



Prepares you to work with architects and engineers in architectural, structural, and civil engineering firms.



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The certificate program trains you as a CADD drafter at an entry-level position with an architectural or civil engineering firm. Your responsibilities will include helping to produce working drawings.

The associate’s degree prepares you for employment as an advance CADD drafter or designer for an architectural or civil engineering firm. After the completion of the two year Associate in Applied Science Degree at TCC, you can continue your education in the School of Architecture at Hampton University, as a third year student, or select other institutions. Other options you can choose to continue your education are Civil Engineering Technology, General Engineering Technology, Vocational Technical Education, and Industrial Education at Old Dominion University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and other institutions. See the academic advisor for additional information about these options.

In addition to the college’s general admission requirements, students are required to complete Student Assessment Program (placement) tests in reading, composition, and mathematics. The college has a required developmental program for students who need to remedy deficiencies in these areas.

Students may include related work experience or previous training experience as part of their education. The college’s cooperative education program allows you to earn income while gaining work experience and academic credit.

The certificate program takes three semesters to complete. The Associate in Applied Science degree requires four semesters of full-time study.