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Drafting Courses

 Course  Course Name  Units
DRAF 70 Drafting & Perspective 2 units
DRAF 72A Intro. to Computer-Aided Design 3 units
DRAF73 Building Information Modeling 3 units

2 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; three hours lab
This course is an introduction to reading and preparing technical drawings for architecture, 
interior design, and construction applica- tions including plans, sections, elevations, details, 
dimensioning, lettering, and perspective drawing.
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155 Credit transferable: CSU
General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2


3 units • LG-P/NP • One and one-half hours lecture; four and one-half hours lab.
This course is an introduction to computer-aided design theory and practice using AutoCAD on the 
PC. Fundamental commands and techniques are used to develop design and presentation skills.
Construction of 2D drawings are included. This course is designed for students with no prior 
computer drafting experience.
Advisories: DRAF 70 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 1A eligibility for MATH 351
Credit transferable: CSU
General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2


3 units • LG-P/NP • One and one-half hours lecture; four and one-half hours lab
This course covers the basic principles of Revit building information modeling (BIM) and its uses 
in the design process. Students work with this parametric 3-D modeling program that moves from 
design to preliminary construction documentation and presentation layout. Students create floor 
plans using basic building components, coor- dinated elevations, 3-D perspectives, and 
documentation using the Revit program.
Advisories: DRAF 72A or equivalent; Eligibility for ENGL1A
Credit transferable: CSU

 Certificate of Training  Coursework

Drafting - Fast Track: Computer-aided Drafting and Design


Occupational Outlook Handbook

 Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design certificate, students will be able to:

  • Prepare drawings and documents relative to the design of spaces in order to enhance and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the users of the space.

Download the Drafting Program Brochure