Computer Aided Architectural Drafting and Design involves the 2D and 3D drafting and modeling of architectural and building structures and systems in accordance with national and international drafting standards. Both computer-assisted and manual drafting techniques will be explored. Students will explore building/zoning codes, graphical information systems (GIS), and Building Information Modeling (BIM). The student will learn to create computerized architectural models plus visualization and 3D walk-throughs. This program is particularly well suited to those students who wish to work with the construction professionals who produce residential and commercial architectural structures. Program completers can work on civil engineering projects including roads, parks, dams, bridges, waste water treatment facilities, etc. Software packages include Autodesk’s AutoCAD and Revit. Additionally, the CAR.CA certificate is a career ladder program and all program credits can be applied toward completion of the CAD. AAS degree.