This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the construction industry. The objective of the program is to give students a well-rounded, basic light construction background, along with CAD (computer aided drafting) skills. The program includes designing and drawing 2 and 3 dimensional plans for residential and small commercial buildings, using AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, Revit and SketchUp software. Construction technology, materials, design, blueprint reading and estimating are studied in addition to drafting techniques. The laptop computer format of the program allows students to work on drafting and design projects in a lab setting as well as off-site.
Employment areas for graduates include general contractors, architectural and engineering firms, building material centers, related material suppliers, and building material manufacturers. Graduates work as drafters, estimators, technical support staff, material salespeople, management trainees, and project managers. Articulation agreements with other schools also give students the opportunity to continue their education for advanced degrees in areas such as construction management.